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The key word here is “radioactive”

Do not drive with radiation a few feet in front of you

Do not drive with radiation a few feet in front of you

Also… Do not drive with radiation a few feet in front of you.

This has been a PSA

The key word here is actually “concept”

This has been a wake up call

It could actually prove fairly safe, counter-intuitively, depending on the amount of thorium in the engine. Allow me to quote Wikipedia for simplicity (Yes, IK Wikipedia isn’t necessarily a 100% accurate source but this is cited from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency so I’d assume it’s legit enough for purposes here):

"Natural thorium decays very slowly compared to many other radioactive materials, and the alpha radiation emitted cannot penetrate human skin meaning owning and handling small amounts of thorium, such as a gas mantle, is considered safe. Exposure to an aerosol of thorium, however, can lead to increased risk of cancers of the lungpancreas, and blood,[citation needed] as lungs and other internal organs can be penetrated by alpha radiation. Exposure to thorium internally leads to increased risk of liver diseases. Thorium is radioactive and produces a radioactive gas,radon-220, as one of its decay products. Secondary decay products of thorium include radium and actinium.”

Short version being, the shit’s been used by people for a long time, HANDLING it without any protection with no real damage dealt. I’d imagine in a properly-sealed vessel, a small amount of excited Thorium, enough to drive a basic steam turbine, would be just as safe as current cars, even in the event of a catastrophic collision. Perhaps even more so due to the advantage of the driver not sitting on a several-dozen-gallon tank of highly combustible gasoline. As long as you’re not sitting there licking the damn fuel rod I’d imagine it’d be fairly safe.

Disclaimer: I am not a physicist or a car engineer or a hazardous materials handling technician or anything like that. I do have hobby-level experience working on cars to pull off of as well as having untapped access to information via the internet that I can use to corroborate logic. Keep this in mind.

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ruaniamh:

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HERE COMES THE AIRPLANE

"EAT THE BISCUIT MEATBAG!!!"

ninjakato:

ruaniamh:

kaymonstar:

I keep laughing.

HERE COMES THE AIRPLANE

"EAT THE BISCUIT MEATBAG!!!"

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