[Vision2020] Liquid-Metal Fast-Breeder Reactor: Twice as Much Energy in World Uranium Reserves (!) as in Fossil Fuel Reserves

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 19:44:21 PDT 2010

> To "Off list" respondent:
 You may very well be correct.  Perhaps the ALMR (Advanced Liquid Metal
> Reactor) that is discussed in the following 2005 article from Scientific
> American is not as promising as it appears the authors indicate:
> http://www.nationalcenter.org/NuclearFastReactorsSA1205.pdf
> The advantages, unless I misunderstand, are that much much more energy can
> be derived given uranium resources, and nuclear waste can be reduced given
> it can be used as fuel.  Existing PWR reactor designs, if I have my facts
> straight, cannot supply enough energy from uranium over many decades, to
> largely replace fossil fuels, given the low efficencies of how PWRs use
> fuel.
> Thorium is another option for powering nuclear reactors, more abundant than
> uranium; but with fast breeder reactors using uranium thorium is not as
> necessary, given uranium could supply a lot of energy for many decades.
> Info on thorium as a nuclear fuel at website below:
> http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf62.html
More information on fast neutron reactors with a list of fast reactors that
have already been in operation at website below:

Tom Blees' "Prescription for the Planet" advocates use of fast breeder
reactors to partially solve the anthropogenic climate warming crisis:


The website below, "Science Council for Global Initiatives," presented on
the "Prescription for the Planet" website above, also endorses use of
"Integral Fast Reactors (using nuclear waste as fuel)" with a positive
suggestion that nuclear weapons be used to generate peaceful (my wording)


>     ------------------------------
>> *From:* Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com>
>> *To:* Moscow Vision 2020 <vision2020 at moscow.com>
>> *Sent:* Mon, September 13, 2010 4:48:20 PM
>> *Subject:* [Vision2020] Liquid-Metal Fast-Breeder Reactor: Twice as Much
>> Energy in World Uranium Reserves (!) as in Fossil Fuel Reserves
>> Perhaps environmentalists who are opposed to peaceful nuclear power should
>> consider the technology proposed below, given it has the potential to
>> greatly reduce reliance on fossil fuels, dependence on which (especially
>> coal) has polluted the environment and caused more premature human death
>> than peaceful nuclear power, many times over.  The nuclear genie is out of
>> the bottle anyway, and those determined to abuse nuclear technology for
>> nefarious ends will not be deterred by environmentalists who oppose nuclear
>> power for peaceful energy generation.
>> Read document "Resource Limitations on Earth-Energy," Kulcinski, 2004,
>> University of Wisconsin-Madison, on page 28, regarding the claim in the
>> subject heading:
>> http://fti.neep.wisc.edu/neep533/SPRING2004/lecture3.pdf
>> -------------------
>> HyperPhysics website (way cool one stop shop for Physics science) from
>> Georgia State University, with info on liquid metal fast breeder reactors::
>> http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html
>> http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nucene/fasbre.html#c4
>> http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nucene/reactor.html#c5
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>> Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett
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