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    India has Thorium. They had a plan to first build some uranium fired plants. And then to use their thorium for nuclear...

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    Which is unfortunate, because 'nuclear power is probably our best hope as a planet to reduce pollution and greenhouse ga...

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    I looked at Medallion Resources TSX.V:MDL OTC:MLLOF, no position, 4-5 years ago and thought I would see if they were sti...

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    $ATNM dhnida- The only thing I am concerned with is potential competition to Actinium pharma. For instance, a startup co...

  • SoGiAm

    Commercialisation of thorium as fuel in nuclear reactors is imminent http://www.miningmetalnews.com/20171006/524/commer...

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    I have been interested in the Thorium market since coming across Lightbridge Corp (LTBR) a few years ago arch1. $LTBR is...

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    Hydrogen can be stored in a tank filled with Iron Oxide fibers which renders it non explosive. A heating element is used...

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    I agree with your Thorium theory. Everything that I've read on the subject suggests that the next big energy revolution...

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    Carbon Bigfoot, I agree with Miniature Thorium Plants any advice on how and who to invest in for this play. I see no one...

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    Photosynthesis of plants ( our food sources ) require CO2 for growth. The more CO2 the better. Scientifically CO2 has l...

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    The engineering pitfalls are challenging and the economics are not competitive with carbon fuels or nuclear power and is...

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    There is already technology available and more advanced to re use the burned fuel of nuclear reactors. There is a new ...

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    At least one new nuclear plant being built in China uses Thorium, NOT uranium. One of the benefits of this molten salt r...

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    Kevin you saw him talk about the weapons producing reactors vs thorium ones. Look them up, come to understand what's up ...

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    Thorium in a molten salt reactor is something entirely different from Fukishima. MSRs cant melt down, they need no conta...

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    The only way that lithium could 1693X more power than gasoline. Is the other use not mentioned....it used in molten meta...

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    Once Thorium Energy is proven in China via investments from Bill Gates and others, this U.S. invented technology will gr...

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    Thorium reactors, or molten salt reactors, promise to use up those spent fuel rods. Their efficiency is far in advance o...

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    It's called thorium - the other nuclear reactor. But it was chosen, precisely because it doesn't have dangerous by-produ...

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    As Colonel Harry Potter use to say..."Horse Hockey". Barring a change in Physics and Thermodynamics, Solar Panels will ...

  • arch1

    Fusion power would be a great provider of energy,,, if we knew how to do it. $billions have been spent and we are not m...

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    I'd be happy to have a molten salt reactor (thorium or uranium) next door. MSR's are nothing like the current crop of l...

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    http://greencorruption.blogspot.com/2012/10/green-alert-tracking-president-obamas.html#.WAkz8sbrs5vmpany ....some other...

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    Just to make the subject complete, if we were to combine lithium energy storage with Thorium fueled reactors we would ha...

  • arch1

    Naturally occurring Uranium is 99% U238, less than .7% U234 and a trace of U235. Only the U235 is fissile[ will fissio...

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    They need to fix the grid due to the "sustainable" wind & solar impediments interrupting the operation. Additionall...

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    Keith points out that the relatively meager output of PV solar panels can take years to equal the energy required to p...

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    The following may not seam relevant, but it's basically the reason the Islamic 'black hornets' nest is being slapped. ...

  • arch1

    Sharon Fukushima was 1960s technology. They should have reworked those plants years ago. Modern technology is fail safe ...

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    Frank, do you think they won't succeed in creating thorium reactors? I love the cheapness of nuclear, but I don't like...

  • arch1

    Ben Best statement is ,,,don't hold your breath. Tokamak is ancient thinking,,basically a magnetic bottle or container w...

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    Whatever the theoretical advantages of thorium may be, it is not yet an investable idea in my opinion. For one thing, ca...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    I think the thing that would cause me to call for last rites would be if one of their scientific advisors quit. These ar...

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    Thorium reactors and infrastructure: Where is Elon Musk when you need him? This is a guy who gets private consultation...

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    Batteries have a limited life span due to charge/discharge cycles that in itself makes them long term suspect, with the ...

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    Thorium could be very competitive to uranium in cost of energy production. But As said,, there is no infrastructure for ...

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    Hi Ankrclnkr, the reason there is no interest is because there is no way to invest in it, or at least no way that has th...

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    I remain amazed at how little interest there is in thorium as a fuel for nuclear power. There is a huge database of the...

  • arch1

    DLH Of course you are correct in the fact that the Earth is not closed to energy input via radiation. I thought the infe...

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    Obama and his technical advisers have not considered Thorium nuclear power plant energy.....which is safer than enriched...

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    I'm not an expert in Thorium, but as I understand it, there are no technology breakthroughs that need to occur for thori...

  • arch1

    Hi Pockets you are correct the fuel rods get contaminated with daughter products that are produced through fission. They...

  • arch1

    DLH You made my point,,,would not developing Thorium for the world be a matter of pride to the Iranians. The first count...

  • arch1

    In regard to Thorium use,,Would it not be a good idea for the United Nations to provide the money to develop Thorium p...

  • arch1

    John I mostly agree,,,Hanford WA reactor was a graphite core like Chernobyl,,that melted down only because some idiot sh...

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    Thanks, if so consideration of anything related to thorium is a little beyond my long, long, long-term horizon....

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    A few questions for Thorium people: How many thorium reactors are in operation worldwide ? How many thorium reacto...

  • arch1

    hendrix I am aware or no commercially operating thorium reactors at the present time. Consensus is that it is likely...

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    A few questions for Thorium people: How many thorium reactors are in operation worldwide ? How many thorium reacto...

  • Patricia

    Search this site for either "uranium" or "thorium" and you'll find some great discussion and info on the future of thori...

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    In a thorium plant you don't need a lot of cement. There is no "containment" building. Yes you might need some thick w...

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    Thorium is still decades away unfortunately. So Uranium is still viable and the price should rise. Thus I bought equal a...

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    Thorium is definitely worth keeping an eye on. And isn't it U238? (The naturally fissile isotope is U235.)...

  • arch1

    I was just pointing out thermal is not a great investment now or indeed likely to be in near future,,,,,,I feel nukes ar...

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    In the late '50s Rio Tinto-Dow developed a facility in Elliot Lake, Ontario using solvent extraction to separate thoriu...

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    Bill -- re your post 55--since thorium is the 4th most plentiful element on earth, and small reactors are possible, ma...

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    In point of fact, thorium powered nuclear reactor technology goes back before the arms race, back into the 1950's, when ...

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    I agree that solar is only driven by politics. Thorium will disrupt the energy market with kwh price of usd 0,02-0,03 IF...

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    ONE WORD IS GLARINGLY ABSENT,Thorium, the new non radioactive nuclear fuel that is ignited by U-238 as a catalyst. See a...

  • stackinwood

    There's a bit of truth in nearly all sides presented here in the comments - terrific article, by the way! Thanks, Travis...

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    Go to You tube and search thorium. There is a good video on the subject. Also see this http://www.csmonitor.com/Enviro...

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    Heya Frank, I know that India has recently broken ground for a Thorium-based reactor to be operational in 2016. India s...

  • arch1

    Scorpio Do you know of any Thorium reactors in operation commercially ( Outside of lab environs) anywhere? If that can ...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Sharon: about ATNM, it is a play on actinium-225, which is made by decay of a certain isotope of thorium to uranium, and...

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    THORIUM - thorium cannot maintain a continioous nuke reaction you have to add some 233 (??) - it also requires a differe...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Not that I've ever found. There's no real market demand for thorium in the foreseeable future, so no real financial und...

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    as far as power generation goes, is there a financially viable company developing anything to do with thorium?...

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    Correct. I am interested in LTBR for their design, consulting, licensing, etc., potential. There is Thorium buried in t...

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    Thorium is the future of Nuclear Power. However, mining for Thorium is not. Thorium was considered a waste product thus ...

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    I always get nervous when someone says ' The fact of the matter......' Is there a Thorium reactor working anywhere in th...

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    my memory of that war was living in Brussels as a journalist and going to the airport where the survivors of various hor...

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    India and China are staking their energy future on Thorium, but (1) they have huge reserves of their own, and (2) the Th...

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    We all ask ourselves why, if Thorium has been so promising for so long, hasn't much been done. Even if it's due to polit...

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    I always find the info from this site to be credible and that is refreshing in our world today. The fact is that Thoriu...

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    Thorium is a winner, but it will be VERY long term. I have put a small amount in Lightbridge stocks recently (2 months a...

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    From what l read, thorium is indeed widespread and plentiful. If Mr. DeHaemer prefers, there reportedly is a real "wond...

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    Very interesting article, Travis. The idea of a relatively low cost and much safer atomic fuel for power reactors is a ...

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    @Henry: I consider thorium reactors (and particularly the LFTR designs) to be far more promising than pressurized-water...

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    I researched thorium for my last book "Coming Crises" and discovered that Toshiba has produced "skid ready" (portable) t...

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    Please do a review of Cris DeHamear's newest teaser of the Circular 336 report on Idaho Lemhi Pass thorium !...

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    Lithium is the source of energy used in the tokamak. That machine starts to work, and worries quite few people. Result:...

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    The Uranium Fuel Cycle is the old technology that has created many problems. It was chosen over the Thorium Fuel Cycle b...

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    BTW, both India and China are looking into thorium based reactors. India actually has a prototype up and running. Thor...

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    I understand that Thorium reactors need "seeding" with uranium that would come from nuclear waste stockpiles. Using up (...

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    Dear Bros Allen The reactors in Japan are nothing like the nearly infinitely safer designs like thorium that oddly enou...

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    To Alan, Nice last name by the way.... I suppose you can say that nuclear or hydroelectric make some form of pollution...

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    To Brian, To make hydrogen you need electricity which can break apart the two hydrogen atoms from the oxygen in water (...

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    The containment vessel (concrete and reinforcing rerod) and pipes and other structures and objects inside the containmen...

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    I think that the use of Thorium is TOO logical to hold back forever. It is the fuel of the future. China and India ha...

  • Curt Whitney

    Thorium is a naturally occurring radioactive chemical element with the symbol Th and atomic number 90. Google it....

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    The thorium reactor was long ago developed at Oak Ridge in Tenn in 1970 and it worked fine. The only problem at the ti...

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    More than seventy percent of France's electricity is produced by nuclear plants. Many are reaching their 50 year life sp...

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    Forgive my ignorance, but what is thorium? Help me out guys....

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    Both China and India have their own massive deposits of Thorium and that's a big reason for their push in to Thorium tec...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    LTBR used to be pitched for their thorium reactor designs, they're mostly a consultant to the nuclear industry now, as I...

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    Several years ago Lighhtbridge (in the USA) LTBR (a Thorium Plant, I believe) was reported to be promising for a long t...

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    About 10% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the manufacture of cement, and heaven knows there's a lot of concrete in...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I've seen the promise of thorium touted several times over the years -- nothing "investable" has ever really come up, it...

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    Just a quick comment, great coverage of this topic. I have also seen coverage stories on Thorium, which indicated China ...

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