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Imagine What Would Happen... (satire)

  • Imagine what would happen if the nations of the world spent as much on development as on building the machines of war.
  • Imagine a world where every human being would live in freedom and dignity.
  • Imagine a world in which we would shed the same tears when a child dies in Darfur or Vancouver.
  • Imagine a world where we would settle our differences through diplomacy and dialogue and not through bombs or bullets.
  • Imagine if the only nuclear weapons remaining were the relics in our museums. Imagine the legacy we could leave to our children.
  • Imagine that such a world is within our grasp.
— IAEA Director General and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2005 Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei Today we seem to lack imagination, considering that nuclear power is a dirty way of boiling water to make electricity, and potentially more dirty than a thousand oil burning power plants. All it takes is al Qaeda together with the Taleban in Pakistan to attack Pakistan's nuclear reactor to extort from the nation its very freedom. All the better to bury a molten-salt nuclear power plant underground. With enough security measures in place, the worst that would happen is nobody will get to the reactor. It cannot be built with remote control of the shutdown sequence due to risk of hacking. Imagine what would happen is we turned to the underground molten-salt nuclear power plant. If it is destroyed, then there is less risk of nuclear cataclysm. Also, such a reactor can burn spent nuclear waste from other nuclear reactors Think about that.
Originally posted October 28, 2007 1832H PDT
First repost: March 11, 2014 1537 PM PDT

Reference:

Molten salt reactor:
http://transatomicpower.com/products.php

Liquid fluoride thorium reaction is the best Molten sailt reactor:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_fluoride_thorium_reactor

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