Nuclear power is found throughout the world, and the vast majority of nuclear reactors run on uranium. Uranium has several drawbacks, and
disasters such as the meltdowns at Fukushima and Chernobyl stand as powerful examples of the potentially catastrophic risks posed by nuclear power.
But, according to numerous sources, there's an alternative to uranium. Though thorium isn't perfect, it's more plentiful and arguably safer than
uranium. So why aren't we using it?
The video explains the shady forces and powerful interests that shaped our current nuclear technology ever since the World War II. Since nuclear
science was from its start intimately connected to governments and military, its no surprise that these factors had a great influence on the direction
it would take. A direction of uranium light water reactors and plutonium fast reactors was chosen, that is far better at producting bombs than
electricity. But this direction is not the only possible one.
What could have been if nuclear technologies were developed in more peaceful times, from "clean slate", free of such military interests? A solution
tailored for energy production, safety and sustainability instead of nuclear bombs presents itself - the thorium molten salt reactors. An energy
solution to save mankind?
Quite simply,Thorium cannot be enriched to produce an element such as plutonium for nuclear weapons manufacture.
Nuclear power stations have always been designed with the purpose of providing plutonium for nuclear weapons.
Whilst the mainstream view is that nuclear reactors produce plutonium as a by product,I would suggest that this is the primary intention,after
all,just how efficient are nuclear plants at generating electricity compared to hydro and wind power?
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