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Italy and Oil Business - Supreme Court allows anti-drilling referendum (do you remember our antinuclear referendum in 2011?)

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Thorium is NOT cheaper.
Thorium nuclear power: a dismal history of failure.

Thorium: the wonder fuel that wasn’t http://thebulletin.org/thorium-wonder-fuel-wasnt7156 Robert Alvarez May 2014, “Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century,” reads the headline of an October 2013 story in an online trade publication. This fantastic promise is just one part of a modern boomlet in enthusiasm about the energy potential of thorium, a radioactive element that is far more abundant than uranium. Thorium promoters consistently extol its supposed advantages over uranium. News outlets periodically foresee the possibility of “a cheaper, more efficient, and safer form of nuclear power that produces less nuclear waste than today’s uranium-based technology.”
Actually, though, the United States has tried to develop thorium as an energy source for some 50 years and is still struggling to deal with the legacy of those attempts. In addition to the billions of dollars it spent, mostly fruitlessly, to develop thorium fuels, the US government will have to spend billions more, at numerous federal nuclear sites, to deal with the wastes produced by those efforts. And America’s energy-from-thorium quest now faces an ignominious conclusion: The US Energy Department appears to have lost track of 96 kilograms of uranium 233, a fissile material made from thorium that can be fashioned into a bomb, and is battling the state of Nevada over the proposed dumping of nearly a ton of left-over fissile materials in a government landfill, in apparent violation of international standards.

Read more here:
https://nuclearinformation.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/thorium-nuclear-power-a-dismal-history-of-failure/
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