Ben Buchwalter is an editorial fellow at Mother Jones and he is the author of a thorium energy article on change.org, 'Thorium: Nuclear Energy's Clean Little Secret'.
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Ben simply summarises the history of thorium energy, saying,“Before it was born, thorium was killed by the sins of uranium.”
“Democrats and Republicans alike are voicing full-throated support for dirty nuclear just because it's what we know, when thorium is clearly a better alternative.”
And he quotes senator Orrin Hatch (who introduced the 'Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2008')
“I don't know of anything more beneficial to the country, as far as environmentally sound power, than nuclear energy powered by thorium.”
With the trajectory of interest in thorium energy right now, here at IThEO, we feel “little and secret” will be a short lived description.
Thorium: Nuclear Energy's Clean Little Secret, Change.org, by Ben Buchwalter