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Tags:  John Batchelor, Dr. Ajay Kothari, Dr. David Livingston, Thorium, Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR), thorium U.S. and global reserves, nuclear power replacement, liquid not solid, no explosive possibility, no pressure chamber or dome, TMSR history, isotopes, no meltdown possibility, smaller plant profile, DOE interest, small modular reactors, Copenhagen, Holland, China, KW/hour cost estimates, space propulsion, in-space usage for power, upper stages can be repurposed for lunar energy

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Ajay Kothari, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics: The use of a TMSR (thorium molten salt reactor for the power grid and space energy.  Thorium advantages over other forms of energy.

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John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Ajay Kothari to introduce thorium and the TMSR (thorium molten salt reactor) to the general Hotel Mars global audience. Dr. Kothari described the many advantages of using thorium, the safety features, the economics, where thorium is found and how it is recovered. He compared thorium to other options for both grid and in-space power.  He hit hard on the safety factors of using thorium and explained the isotopes involved and why there are different for fission nuclear energy. 

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21 Feb 2024 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Dr. Ajay Kothari
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