The question is raised by no other than Uranium Investing News, which is a part of Investing News Network (INN), a rapidly growing network of focused publications targeted at investors.
In an introduction article they write that ‘Thorium is an appealing alternative to uranium to many countries. It is both cheaper and more abundant than uranium, whose price is expected to rise yet more…’, and they continue ‘Thorium can also be used together with conventional uranium-based nuclear power generation, meaning a thriving thorium industry would not necessarily make uranium obsolete.’ Indeed, a thriving thorium industry needs neutrons (can come from uranium) to get off the ground.
Thorium: An Alternative for Nuclear Energy? published by Uranium Investing News