- Dec 27, 2018
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If you knew anything about nuclear, apparently you don't, you'd know that with a thorium fueled LFTR no containment is needed.Where did they get the reactor vessel? ...I am an Environmental Engineer. Worked in the field for 30 years. In retirement I did a little consulting.
A few years ago I was involved in a permitting project to do a nuclear energy power plant expansion project in Texas.
The NRC required a section on the evaluation of alternative energy. We did a 250 page section in which we did an economic evaluation of solar, gas, thermal, wind, coal and oil.
None of them could compete with nuclear. Natural gas came in second, oil third and coal forth. No thermal.
Solar and wind were completely out of the picture.
To produce as much energy as the nuclear power plant expansion they would have to cover the entire Texas county in solar collectors.
Wind was just as bad.
Counties in Texas are huge, by the way.
Coal would have come in second, even with stringent environmental controls, except for the fact they would have had to expand the railroad system to deliver the coal.