Thorium is a slightly radio active element (90th element) that is relatively abundant on earth and in the universe. I am a musician, pianist, composer who feels strongly about the role of Thorium as a nuclear fuel in a Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) and the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR). You are getting the perspective from an average citizen with no corporate connection and my apparent bias has come about from educating myself about nuclear energy. The progress in Nuclear Energy has been very slow largely because … the complexity of the subject. Average people get glossy-eyed and typically find the jargon and subject matter in general too complex and are unlikely to make steps to gaining a full understanding. This blog is setup to demystify both Nuclear Physics and show what direction Nuclear Power should be taking.
… There are a lot of reasons why Nuclear Energy has been slow to grow. Fear. greed and ignorance rank high among them. Politics, anti-nuclear environmentalists, regulations that are out of date and a generally poorly informed population.