Re: Safe Energy

Kyle L. Webb (
Mon, 5 May 1997 10:11:20 -0600 (MDT)

> Gerard O'Neill mentioned something about slow breeder reactors using
> thorium as a starting point. He didn't go into details, Solar Power
> Satellites being his preferred mechanism. Anyone know more?

I know that such an animal exists. My possibly faulty recollection is
that the Fort St. Varain (sp) power station reactor was a thorium fueled
pilot plant along these lines.
Bechtel Inc. was involved in some of the licensing engineering for it, so
might be a source of info. Sadly I've lost touch with the the engineer I
knew who used to work at that plant.

Kyle L. Webb Dept. of Physics + Astronomy University of New Mexico