Thorium nuclear reactors: a possible solution of the energy crisis?

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    Jul 04, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    A fascinating 10 minute talk (or more like a combination of 3 talks) about a different breed of nuclear and what's wrong with uranium.



    More here: http://www.bizmology.com/2011/03/09/can-thorium-clean-up-nuclear-energy/
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    Jul 04, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    I think that the issue now (post-Fukushima) is convincing people that nuclear is a viable alternative.

    Thorium technology is cleaner than the old U/Pu technology, but no one has yet to put money on the table to build a full-sized plant capable of powering an entire city.
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    Jul 04, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    outofthegrey saidI think that the issue now (post-Fukushima) is convincing people that nuclear is a viable alternative.

    Thorium technology is cleaner than the old U/Pu technology, but no one has yet to put money on the table to build a full-sized plant capable of powering an entire city.


    Yeah - was just reading that Lightbridge - the company in the US that is working with the Russians to develop some of the technology does not expect commercialization until 2020. There are other plants I think like Norway's Aker. I don't expect these plants to pop up overnight either... especially considering how long it takes to even build a conventional nuclear plant - and I'm sure you're aware it's been decades since the last one was built.

    [Also in response to another post above - this video is much shorter than the sorensen vid - and it's a 10 minute remix]