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What Fusion Wanted To Be

Fusion promised to be:

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Limitless (sustainable) energy

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Safe

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Minimum radioactive waste

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Proliferation resistant

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Environmentally friendly

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Power dense

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Little mining, transportation, or land use

8.

Low cost

Thorium can be:

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Near limitless (sustainable for 100s of years) with supplies easily found throughout the solar system

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In liquid form (e.g. LFTR), thorium has analogous safety

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Limited radioactive wastes makes thorium comparable

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Equivalent proliferation resistant

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As environmentally friendly

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Much greater power density

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Equivalent mining, transportation & land use

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Much lower cost

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