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Old 07-21-2021, 07:24 AM
Sparty Sparty is offline
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Default China is building a Thorium salt bed reactor

"Since the 1940s, scientists have been exploring an alternative known as molten salt reactors, which promise a far safer way forward. In place of uranium and plutonium, these reactors use the widely abundant, silvery metal thorium, which cannot be easily used to make bombs. Furthermore, these reactors would operate in a way that doesn't pose the same dangers as conventional ones."

Now, as reported by the South China Morning Post, construction on the two-megawatt prototype reactor is due to wrap up next month and the first tests could begin as soon as September.

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