How Fracking Killed Nuclear Power

How Fracking Killed Nuclear Power

There are 3 comments on the Forbes.com story from Jun 16, 2013, titled How Fracking Killed Nuclear Power. In it, Forbes.com reports that:

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

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#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.
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Etobicoke, 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

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#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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