The objective of a new Blue Ribbon Commission is to provide recommendations on managing used fuel and nuclear waste. In light of the Administration’s decision not to proceed with the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, President Obama has directed Secretary Chu to establish the Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the 'back end' of the nuclear fuel cycle.
We recommend a new solution for the front end of the fuel cycle, which would make the US energy independent and solve the back end waste problem. The solution of course is Molten Salt Thorium Energy also called Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (MSTR or LFTR).
Encouragingly President Obama's memorandum begins:
“Expanding our Nation's capacity to generate clean nuclear energy is crucial to our ability to combat climate change, enhance energy security, and increase economic prosperity.”
Per Peterson will attend the thorium energy conference at Googleplex (TEAC2) end of March, and hopefully deliver a speach.
Briefing on LFTR by Per Peterson
Presidential Memorandum -- Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, The White House, President Barack Obama
Secretary Chu Announces Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, US Department of Energy, Secretary of Energy Steve Chu