YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST
On August 13th, I talked about thorium reactors . I went on and on about the advantages of thorium over uranium. Ending the article with my irresistible dry humor. I said:
The LAST thing MISTERScienceAintSoBad wants to do is make you feel all competitive. But DO you want India or (maybe) Iran to beat us to this very neat technology?
Since my timely warning, the United States has done nothing. (Neither has Iran, apparently). China’s getting into this technology big time, though. Andrew Orlowski (The Register) says that China is committed to a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor. And India’s going for six of these buggers.
MisterSASB doesn’t mind our close friends in India scooping us on something. They do it all the time. It’s a healthy competition between three hundred thousand people here and 14 trillion there. Same for China.
We got there first. We had a Thorium plant at Oak Ridge in 1950. We know about this stuff. C’mon, guys (that’s the generic “guys” that includes all known sexes, by the way). We don’t have to stand here with our thumbs in our whatevers.
Light up the skies, America!
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