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Energy and Environment, 1995

ISBN:
1-56700-052-5 (Print)

NEW GLOBAL SAFE/ECONOMICAL NUCLEAR ENERGY INDUSTRY−THORIUM MOLTEN-SALT NUCLEAR ENERGY SYNERGETICS−

Kazuo Furukawa
Tokai University

Ritsuo Yoshioka
Isogo Eng. Center

Koshi Mitachi
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology 1-1, Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi 441, Japan

Yoshio Kato
Japan Atom Ene. Res. Inst.

Alfred Lecocq
Europ. Ass. for Molten-Salt Reactors Devel. France

Abstract

To solve the global energy/environmental problems in the next century a huge-size Fission Industry should be prepared in high public acceptance. It seems to be established by THORIMS-NES(Thorium Molten-Salt Nuclear Energy Synergetics) composed of simple Molten-Salt Fission Reactors (MSR FUJI-series) and 233U producing Accelerator Molten-Salt Breeders (AMSB). These new Th facilities will be developed by utilizing/eliminating the "excess Pu" separated from Pu weapon-heads and the spent-fuel of U-Pu reactors. THORIMS-NES will have big advantages not only in safety and radio waste issues, but also in nuclear-proliferation/terrorism and economy issues.