For 60 straight years, India has failed to reach its targets for increasing electricity...

For 60 straight years, India has failed to reach its targets for increasing electricity production capacity. But while India still struggles with blackouts and power shortages, an energy plan based on thorium - an element with the potential to replace uranium as an ultra-cheap and ultra-safe nuclear energy source - may fundamentally alter the nation’s and possibly the world’s energy future.

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  • TheSlog
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    Thorium is safer, more abundant, more efficient and more easily disposed of than Uranium.
    Sadly for the Pentagon, you can't easily make bombs out of it.
    For peaceful purposes, however, it is quite definitely the future.


    Perhaps someone should ask Iranium why they use Uranium, as their purposes are of course entirely peaceful...
    24 Aug 2012, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • maudie
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    Can't wait for environmentalists to find (make up) some reason why thorium is dangerous to children and minorities.
    24 Aug 2012, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Thorium...yet another promising alternative energy source that the US is mostly ignoring. And, unlike most of the other "green" ones, this actually has possibility of providing enough power to be worth bothering with it.
    24 Aug 2012, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    The current administration has no interest in functional energy sources unless it can exploit them for political gains.
    24 Aug 2012, 11:30 AM Reply Like
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