Legal Analysis of Light Water Reactors

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.Legal Analysis When considering the engineering of a molten salt reactor (MSR), which is a class of nuclear fission reactors in which the primary coolant, or even the fuel itself, is a molten salt mixture. No Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTR) have been built to date, a revolutionary liquid reactor that runs not on uranium, but thorium. Although LFTR power plants have not yet been built, one can look at the issues that have arisen out of the manufacture and application of alternative nuclear reactors in the past, and the courts’ rulings on those issues, to determine what hazards exist. Obviously, in the case of an LFTR power plant, the most important issue to consider is what kind of hazards exist, and what kind of liability is ascribed, in the event of a failure of the LFTR power plant. When considering the legality of engineering and constructing an energy-producing reactor, there are a variety of applicable fields of law that can be utilized to analyze the potential issues that arise from the construction of a liquid fluoride thorium reactor power plant. However, the most prevalent applicable law would be tort law and the application of strict liability to the engineering and utilization of such a power plant. Strict liability, generally, speaking imposes negligence upon an individual, regardless of fault, when that individual engages in an abnormally dangerous activity. See Rosenblatt v. Exxon Co., 335 Md. 58, 69-70 (1994). When engaging in abnormally dangerous activities, strict liability is imposed “for harm to the person, land or chattels of another resulting from the activity, although [the tortfeasor] has exercised the utmost care to prevent the harm.” See Restatement of the Law 2nd (Torts). This liability is not based upon any intent to cause harm or negligence in carrying out the activity, but is based on the idea that the activity is…...

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