Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thorium Energy Alliance

A short update on that post recently, which has some actionable material in it, just in case you wanted to, you know, DO SOMETHING.

Well, one thing that can be done is actually follow up on what was in that video. There is an organization, called the Thorium Energy Alliance, which looks like a non profit corporation.  As of this moment, my knowledge of this is limited, but I am looking it up.


Some screenshots of highlights of the video

Weinberg with President Kennedy.  Weinberg invented Light Water Reactor and Thorium Molten Salt Reactor
Weinberg and Seaborg favored Thorium Molten Salt Reactors

So, what happened to the Thorium Molten Salt Reactor? It was so promising, yet it wasn't adopted. To put it succinctly, and it may be seen as unfairly, the Nixon Administration killed it. The administration at that time wanted to go in another direction. That direction led to a dead end. The Thorium Molten Salt Reactor was forgotten about until recently.

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