I'm not crazy, the attack has begun.
Sub-critical thorium reactors are the way to go, in my opinion. They produce a different set of long lived fission products, to uranium cores, which are easier to manage, and turn off the neutron source and the reactor stops. Simple. It's pretty bonkers what we do with slow uranium reactors, and it could only really make sense if the goal was to make a load of plutonium.Does anyone have any thoughts on molten salt reactors, thorium or non-thorium?
The word "Nuclear" ,rightly or wrongly according to your leanings, gets a bad rap because of the way the world has implemented it using pressure water reactors, but these molten salt reactors look like a significant improvement in every way, and the principles were proven back in the sixties.
Of course, plutonium itself is a fantastic portable energy source, but the idea of everyone having a kilo of the stuff in their basement to generate heat and power for decades at a time is not something that is seen as a particularly wise thing!