A uranium nuclear reactor produces plutonium – it was science developed to produce plutonium for the nuclear bomb.
Present nuclear reactors have a triple core melt down every 25 years – and there is enough nuclear power to kill all life on Earth 10 times.
'Nuclear Energy Around the World. As of April 2017, 30 countries worldwide are operating 449 nuclear reactors for electricity generation and 60 new nuclear plants are under construction in 15 countries. Nuclear power plants provided 11 percent of the world's electricity production in 2014.' I would have estimated 500.
After Fukishima every operating nuclear power plant needs, but does not have 100 billion of insurance.
That is why EDF has pulled out of Cumbria – and the Russians will, once they become aware, that all of their 150 nuclear plant are ALL under insured.
No Oak Ridge have gone back to an idea they rejected in the 1970. Thorium and plutonium will produce a small nuclear plant. Low power.
But fast breeder technology. That utilises plutonium. That can only be handled by the BNEA. The 'British Nuclear Energy Authority. So hey want to sell these plants to medium sized companies.
DO YOU SEE THE PROBLEM? FAST BREEDERS USE PLUTONIUM – BOMB MATERIAL.
The nuclear people were so keen to sell nuclear, they forgot ONLY THEY CAN HANDLE PLUTONIUM. A good reason. Drop a medium sized bomb from a drone driven remotely, and you make that quarter of the UK uninhabitable for 100,000 years.
Terrorist groups will love it! The ultimate black male tool. Blow up one nuclear plant, and people will fall over to pay you all the money they can get.
Thorium is safe. Plutonium is not. And such a reactor turns Thorium into more plutonium. Small nuclear reactor, totally uninsurable and fatal.
Even if the BNAE build one, it will be under a month before it gets turn into the ultimate dirty bomb.
Terrorists have not yet blown up one of the 9 remaining nuclear plant. There were 21 2 years ago. But the insurance problem is getting them shut down fast.
There is an answer: a 50x1cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmospheres does Molecular Nuclear Fusion
1 H2O+PL ->E2+L+X-ray E2=4.2MW
a thermoelectric plant will turn into 288kW of carbon 0 power. No toxic waste. No handling of radioactive material – from regular water.
No plutonium use. Thorium nuclear – just hyper-toxic, uninsurable plutonium nuclear power. Oak Ridge – the US nuclear power research people: who have all this unwanted plutonium to get rid of.