233Th only turns into 233U, on application of Plutonium. Here is what to do with all the plutonium nuclear power has amassed – and the public will not allow use of, in a fast breeder reactor.
But a Thorium nuclear reactor IS A FAST BEEDER. 233U is only weekly reactive, unless you add yet more protons from a neutron emitter – plutonium.
But nuclear power does not want to spend the money bomb proofing nuclear reactors – it does not bother with a hyper-toxic uranium nuclear plant.
A building so toxic, it requires insurance of 100 billion to operate legally. No insurance above 1 billion available – so every nuclear power plant around the world ILLEGAL. Even those if France, as nuclear incidents are continentally important.
Germany has banned nuclear power – and would expect the Intentional Atom Energy Authority, to shut down French nuclear plants.
Thorium power is so not needed. We can use a plasma burn. A steam plasma at 4 atmospheres self-sustains once started, and turns 5x10-14cc of regular water into a constant 1.2MW of heat. A thermoelectric generator will turn into >288kW of carbon 0 mains power: no Fossil Fuels burn.
No solid radioactive waste. No target for a terrorist dirty bomb. Countries with Thorium reactors are going to be held to ransom by terrorist group, who can crash a light aircraft packed with high explosive into a Thorium reactor – and produce the world's worst dirty bomb.
As I say, for Thorium read 'plutonium'. Carbon zero death. Plutonium is globally prohibited.It's use in fast breeders makes them a massive terrorist target: Algerian terrorists are already taking flying lessons, for France.