Molten salt thorium nuclear reactors. They aren’t new at all, but nobody has been talking about them. Thorium is pretty interesting, as it is Way more plentiful than Uranium, and it is a “fertile” material, meaning it needs a couple of extra steps before it will fission. It also can not be used in weapons, meaning it would be a safe and cheap way for dangerous countries to make electricity.
Thorium reactors would be a Ton cheaper than a regular one. They are also way safer because they don’t use water, which is the component that has failed in every major nuclear disaster. They use molten salt, which is more stable than water. There is also a built-in walk away fail-safe, meaning, if everyone just leaves their station, the molten salt will melt a salt plug, and pour into large containers, where it will not be able to do any harm.
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