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Benefits of Thorium Reactors
-Thorium is a natural occurring element found on earth, the moon, mars... essentially everywhere.
-A thorium-fueled nuclear reactor generates hundreds of times the power as a uranium or coal power plant but produces essentially no waste.
-thorium power plant would produce much less than 1% of the waste that a uranium plant of equal magnitude produces and, of course, would produce no carbon dioxide.
-More importantly, while the waste of a uranium power plant is toxic for over 10,000 years, the little waste that is produced in a thorium plant is benign in under 200 years.
-Even more impressive, the thorium power plant can be used to burn our current stockpile of nuclear waste.
-The thorium power plant cannot "melt down",
-Thorium cannot practically be used to make nuclear weapons.
-There is enough thorium in the United States alone to power the country at its current energy level for over 10,000 years, and the thorium power plant can be designed to be a plug and play module that could tap right in at the source of a current coal or uranium plant so there would be no need for laying a new grid.
Originally posted by sevensheeps
This has to be taken over by the mass media!
I am going to try to send it to a Dutch news website..
Originally posted by chr0naut
The Chinese 'weaponised' the Thorium extracted from sand mined at Kurnell in Sydney Australia.