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The "Oil Of The 21st Century" Is On The Verge Of Taking Off

wolfpat Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 7:10 AM
Today's nuclear plants don't use lithium as a coolant. They use water. They do use lithium as an oxygen scavenger in the water though. However, in pressurized water reactors, there is a small amount of lithium produced in the reaction of boron in the water. I've read that future plants may use lithium, especially breeder reactors, but those are still experimental.
Ron4594 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:09 PM
A new nuclear power plant has not been started in thirty years; and Barry is not about to allow a new one.

It's one of the most highly sought commodities on the planet. If I'm right, then expect demand to surge during the next couple of years...

And no, I'm not talking about gold, oil or any of the other usual players for that matter.

The commodity I'm thinking of is a key ingredient in everything from pharmaceuticals to rocket fuel. It's a lubricant, a propellant and a nuclear reactor coolant. It's also crucial for fireworks, airplanes, glass cookware and even medicine cabinets.

Generally speaking,...