Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors have led recent nuclear plant projects into disasters. How will ThorCon International deliver a nuclear power plant unlike any that has been built before?
This note argues that the nuclear waste problem has an easy, cheap solution: dry cask storage until the high level waste has cooled to the point where this valuable material can be separated economically.
This little note argues for the government providing a prototype test location, but with the tenants paying full cost for their use of the facility. This is consistent with the ThorCon philosophy of rigorous fullscale tests then license.
An older paper which predates ThorCon but offers valuable background on molten salt. ThorCon does not implement some of the ideas suggested in this paper in the interest of very rapid deployment.