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To think rationally about nuclear safety, you must identify the whole context. As the late, great energy thinker Petr Beckmann argued three decades ago in his contrarian classic “The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear,” every means of generating power has dangers and risks, but nuclear power “is far safer than any other form of large-scale energy conversion yet invented.”
…they are pouring millions of dollars into Thorium research … In doing so, they may also be showing the rest of the world a new path to clean energy.
While most leaks have been found within plant boundaries, some have migrated offsite. But none is known to have reached public water supplies. …
At three sites — two in Illinois and one in Minnesota — leaks have contaminated drinking wells of nearby homes, the records show, but not at levels violating the drinking water standard.
“The public health and safety impact of this is next to zero,” said Tony Pietrangelo, chief nuclear officer of the industry’s Nuclear Energy Institute. “This is a public confidence issue.”
molten salt reactors could actually deliver on nuclear power’s long-heralded promise of cheap and limitless energy.
The thorium community recognizes that the continuing disaster at Fukushima, Japan, is the wake-up call for a change in technology going forward, and we believe that it should be TMSR technology.
Washington, D.C.: Third TEA Conference: Theory Into Practice « Energy from Thorium
While previous conferences have focused on the theory of thorium power, and on educating a skeptical or ignorant public on the possibilities of a nuclear power industry based around cheap, safe and abundant thorium, this one was focused more on practice: on solving the actual challenges ahead for building thorium power plants.
Gates is almost getting it right. Just get off the traveling wave and step into liquid.