Kirk Sorensen and Charles Barton are some of the world’s most vocal advocates of the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) concept. Together, they operate Energy from Thorium, one of the richest veins of energy knowledge available on the web.
During our conversation, they provide a lot of food for thought with their detailed descriptions and historical knowledge of the concepts that back up the idea of a reactor that can dramatically increase the world’s available fission fuels and potentially reduce the amount of left over material.
During the show, we talked a bit about an article that I wrote for Atomic Insights more than a decade ago titled Light Water Breeder Reactor: Adapting a Proven System and I promised that I would insert a link to that article in the show notes.
I find myself having a bit of a challenge summarizing a conversation that lasted for nearly an hour and a half and covered a lot of ground. Please listen to the show and let me know what you think.
David Walters on Daily Kos – Toward a Thorium Economy