Can Thorium provide an answer to the problems of nuclear power?

EarthTalk: The Promise of Thorium – Real or Hype?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Thorium is a naturally occurring element that is supposedly more available, more efficient and safer to use than uranium for generating nuclear energy. Is this true and, if so, why haven’t we made the switch?    — Jane Westermann, Austin,…

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The nuclear crisis in Japan is the call, once again, of Cassandra

No Nukes is Good Nukes: Cassandra Cries Again

Last week was the 22nd anniversary of Exxon Valdez and the 32nd anniversary of Three Mile Island. This month will mark the 25th anniversary of Chernoybl and the one-year anniversary of the explosion of Deepwater Horizon. Add to the list of horrific unnatural disasters, the current meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. Haven’t we learned anything?