How Fracking Killed Nuclear Power

Jun 16, 2013 Full story: Forbes.com

Last week Exelon canceled plans to upgrade the Lasalle nuclear plant in Illinois and the Limerick plant in Pennsylvania.

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Since: Mar 13

Alexandria, VA

#1 Jun 16, 2013
Fracking may be a problem for nuclear power, but it may also be the birth of NEWclear power; power from Liquid Fluoride Thorium Recyclers. Power from LFTRs holds promise to be cheaper than even natural gas.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jul 1, 2013
Another development on the Thorium side is the new test reactor using thorium mixed oxide fuel.

tinyurl.com/na8dqze

Consumes excess plutonium while utilizing plentiful thorium in fairly conventional nuclear power plants.

The power plant has to be boiling heavy water as I see it based on the design of the 'test reactor' used.
www.emtr.eu/hr.html

What a perfect opportunity for the Enhanced CANDU 6 which is ready for licensing in Canada.

tinyurl.com/ps4eqon

Since: Mar 13

Alexandria, VA

#3 Jul 1, 2013
Personally, I prefer the LFTR since you never have to remove the fuel bundles and reprocess the pellets. In a LFTR, the fuel starts liquid and stays liquid while it gets all used up.

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