Could thorium be the next source of nuclear energy?

ThoriumAccording to this video, thorium is a great candidate to be the new nuclear fuel. There’s plenty of it, it’s less expensive to get, handle and store than uranium and plutonium, most of it can be used to produce energy and it doesn’t leave too much waste, so it might help solve the climate and energetic crisis.

Thorium is plentiful and can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium’s potential as fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored as it was unsuitable for bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, having the potential to solve today’s energy/climate crisis. This 10 minute video is summarizes 197 minutes worth of Google Tech Talks on the subject of Thorium & LFTR.

Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think.

UK petition for LFTR: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Thorium/

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