Thorium reactors can change Alberta’s oil, coal dependency

I read with interest that the NDP government is looking to build a new refinery. I think it is a great idea, and I have an even better one that we need to be doing along with this refinery — building thorium reactors. Please consider :

I read with interest that the NDP government is looking to build a new refinery. I think it is a great idea, and I have an even better one that we need to be doing along with this refinery — building thorium reactors.

Please consider :

— Thorium reactors do not go critical, do not melt down and do not leave radioactive fuel rods.

— Thorium reactors generate 200 times the power of a conventional uranium reactor, rod for rod.

— Thorium reactors can generate power at about one cent per kilowatt hour.

— India has eight million tons of thorium — enough to power the entire energy needs of the planet for the next 1,200 years.

— Thorium reactors cannot be weaponized.

— Thorium reactors were successfully proven by the U.S. atomic energy commission in the 1950s.

— Thorium reactor specifications are available online for free at moltensalt.org.

— China is already developing it’s first reactor with a pilot project for $400 million.

— Companies in the United States are already making mini-thorium reactors that fit in a standard sea can and generate one megawatt of power for two years and require little to no maintenance.

Thorium reactors are a game changer.

They can end dirty coal, and bring decades of unlimited (and clean!) power to the people.

Consider the following video: LFTR’s (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9M__yYbsZ4

Chris McDermand

Sylvan Lake

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