Join us exploring this 370 year old iron mine that is super rich in Thorium. A cubic kilometer contains more energy than in all past and future oil and gas of Norway. Given that oil and gas have made Norway 1,5 trillion $, the wealthiest country on Earth, why doesn't Norway develop this future energy solution?
What's it like in a thorium mine? How radioactive is it? For how long can one stay there? Do you need a lamp or does it glow in the dark? (hahaha!) For how long can a cubic kilometer power the world?
There are many questions popping up in one's head. In this video we are in Norway and exploring a thorium mine in the Fensfelt complex. It used to be an iron mine dating back as long as 1650! We met the owner (who doesn't want to be on video) and the regional geologist and his assistant who guided us along the way. The mine is about 100 times more radioactive than normal background radiation. Nothing to worry too much about as long as you don't live there or ingest any materials. Actually, the radioactivity doesn't come directly from thorium but rather indirectly since the main source of radioactivity is the daughter products of thorium that have much shorter halftime.
In this particular area, which is smaller than one cubic kilometer, there is more energy available in thorium than in all the past and future oil and gas reserves of Norway. Given that Norway is the world's richest nation thanks to it's oil and gas profits, shouldn't they play a key role in developing this other indigenous, more abundant and most importantly clean, energy source to power the world (and make another 1,5 trillion $ or much more by doing so)?
Let’s not gamble with our future. It’s time to leave the past behind and enter a safe, healthy and rich new era of growth powered by thorium!
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