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Submission + - thorium cycle start up (

astar writes: "Japan wants thorium cycle nukes. A startup has 800 million USD to start building one on the way to commercialization.

Usually we value thorium cycle for reasons like lots of thorium, little waste, and no plutonium. But for the Japanese, a deciding reason may have been that if there is a big earthquake and the reactors break open, then the result is not dangerous in terms of radioactivity spreading around."

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