Issue Date: March 1, 2010
Trouble With Thorium
"Reintroducing Thorium" was extremely interesting (C&EN, Nov. 16, 2009, page 44). Judging from this article, thorium has tremendous potential to provide the energy that society desperately needs without causing massive environmental problems or the potential for further nuclear weapons proliferation.
Naturally, I wondered why no one else was talking about this topic, particularly while the Copenhagen negotiations were taking place. A search for "thorium" in the New York Times led to a column . . .
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