22 Mar '11, 4am

Really?! Safe nuclear energy does exist - and China is leading the way

A few weeks before the tsunami struck Fukushima's uranium reactors and shattered public faith in nuclear power, China revealed that it was launching rival technology to build a safer, cleaner and ultimately cheaper network of reactors based on thorium. This passed unnoticed - except by a small of band of thorium enthusiasts - but it may mark the passage of strategic leadership in energy policy from an inert and status-quo West to a rising technological power willing to break the mould. If China's dash for thorium power succeeds, it will vastly alter the global energy landscape and may avert a calamitous conflict over resources as Asia's industrial revolutions clash head-on with the West's entrenched consumption. China's Academy of Sciences said it had chosen a "thorium-based molten salt reactor system". The liquid fuel idea was pioneered by US physicists at Oak Ridge Natio...

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