Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future

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"In this groundbreaking account of an energy revolution in the making, award-winning science writer Richard Martin introduces us to thorium, a radioactive element and alternative nuclear fuel that is far safer, cleaner, and more abundant than uranium. At the dawn of the Atomic Age, thorium and uranium seemed to be in close competition as the fuel of the future. Uranium, with its ability to undergo fission and produce explosive material for atomic weapons, won out over its more pacific sister element, relegating thorium to the dustbin of science. Now, as we grapple with the perils of nuclear energy and rogue atomic weapons and mankind confronts the specter of global climate change, thorium is reemerging as the overlooked energy source that can wean us off our fossil-fuel addiction and avert the risk of nuclear meltdown"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
ISBN: 9780230116474
Branch Call Number: 669.2922 MAR 2012 23
Characteristics: 262 p. : ill


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harrm01 Dec 06, 2014

what I am going to say is this when popular science was asked why we used uranium instead of thorium for power their answer was that the government wanted reactors that could also make atomic weapons that sounds right to me

johnf108 Jun 02, 2012

This is a very good book about how this fuel can be used to resolve the fears of people about atomic energy, and waste products and explain to a lesser degree why the 'renewable' sources such as solar and wind are dreams and not feasible.

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