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Thorium - I want to know more
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Thorium is an extremely dense radioactive metal named after the Norse god Thor that produces more energy output per gram than Uranium, less waste, and it supposedly cannot be weaponized... at least not in the same manner as Uranium. --- This much I am parroting from the TYT video linked below.

 

I've seen it mentioned before now, but unfortunately my interest didn't pass my requisite threshold to delve further. Why? Unfortunately the only times I saw anything about it, the sources always seemed to be from conspiracy nuts. That strange corner of Youtube that always sneaks it's way into suggested videos no matter what you're watching is where I first saw it mentioned. I was curious and watched a few videos, but I didn't trust the Youtube channels that I found the videos at. I searched more both on Youtube and on Google, and still did not come across any sources I trusted. My inner skeptic's voice grew louder with each failure to find information from a trustworthy source, and so I moved on from the topic to new things never having reached my "requisite threshold" which often requires that I trust where the information is coming from.

 

I just came across a video on the same topic from The Young Turks (TYT), a source I'm more inclined to listen to. They cited a video by Motherboard whom I am also familiar with and more inclined to listen to. Seeing a pattern here? So I decided to post about it here and link to the TYT and Motherboard videos. As a precaution, I searched this forum to see if anyone had posted about Thorium before. To my surprise, someone did. Also to my surprise they linked to a video by GoogleTechTalks, again a source I'm inclined to listen to. It was an old post from back in February 2012, two years before I had ever even joined the forums here. Perhaps it was a post too early to a younger incarnation of this forum with a smaller user base and fewer active users, but to my surprise, no one replied. Once this is posted, I'll be the first so I can give due credit and thanks for the source as well as to cross-link the two threads.

 

While I will link to the videos so they can be viewed from within the forum, I'm going to recommend clicking the Title link above the video, or clicking the Youtube logo to view these videos directly on Youtube so you can delve deeper by following suggested videos.

 

The Young Turks (TYT): Car Runs For 100 Years Without Refueling - The Thorium Car

 

Motherboard TV: The Thorium Dream (Documentary)

 

And finally from the 2012 thread "Not exactly Alternative Energy, but a good alternative to current Energy":

GoogleTechTalks - Energy From Thorium: A Nuclear Waste Burning Liquid Salt Thorium Reactor

 

Maybe this time the topic will spark some conversation. My threshold has been reached; I'm paying attention and I want to know more. How 'bout the rest of you? Maybe a 5 minute video to get started, a 28 minute video to gain momentum, and then onto the 82 minute video and so on?

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good article from forbes on using it for Molten Salt reactors.

http://www.forbes.co.....45fdab20c8

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