Molten-salt reactor vs Thorium reactor

I remember a lengthy piece Jan Van Eck wrote on thorium reactors a little while ago and I have to admit, I was fascinated.  Would these be on a par, do you think?

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/03/nuclear-engineer-leslie-dewan-clean-energy-plan/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=linkedin::cmp=editorial::add=li20190216ngm-newngmlesliedewancleanenergyplan::rid=&sf207861555=1

 

 

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You may find instructive an opinion of Michael Shellenberger on molten salt reactors. In essence, you adding chemical complexity on top of nuclear and amount of RA waste is not smaller. Also argues against reprocessing of the spent rods - no shortage of Uranium; no appreciable gain in waste volume reduction and concerns with Plutonium.

Heard him on Mike Alkin's podcast but understand he is quite prolific nuclear advocate (coming from anti-nuclear background) and there are TED Talks with him.

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