Re: [asa] Nuclear energy

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Thu Aug 27 2009 - 11:42:41 EDT

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 8:19 AM, John Burgeson (ASA member) <> wrote:

> Just a note nere, from one who is firmly "on the fence" on this one:
> Thorium-based plants don't have the problem of finite uranium supply
> -- at least the amounts available seem sufficient for 100-200 years.
> So "finite uranium" ought not be part of the argument.

The following amendment from Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) made it into final
passage in HR 2454.

This would require a study and report from the Secretary of Energy no later
than February 1, 2011 to respond to the following 2005 IAEA report on
Thorium fuel cycles.

Rich Blinne
Member ASA

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