Featured Image: A nuclear power station. The nuclear reactor is contained inside the spherical containment building in the center – left and right are cooling towers which are common cooling devices used in all thermal power stations, and likewise, emit water vapor from the non-radioactive steam turbine section of the power plant. CREDIT: Avda SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. – Public Domain).
Published on Jan 25, 2013
Nuclear power is found throughout the world, and the vast majority of nuclear reactors run on uranium. Uranium has several drawbacks, and disasters such as the meltdowns at Fukushima and Chernobyl stand as powerful examples of the potentially catastrophic risks posed by nuclear power. But, according to numerous sources, there’s an alternative to uranium. Though thorium isn’t perfect, it’s more plentiful and arguably safer than uranium. So why aren’t we using it? Check out this Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know video and learn more about thorium, nuclear power and conspiracy theories.