China making US look like CHUMPS on energySubmitted by fishyculture on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 07:41
I am pretty sure I got on my first "list" when I was 17 and started trying to get Hanford Nuclear Plant shut down. From the very first time someone explained nuclear energy to me, I must have been about 10, I realized the waste was an unsolvable problem, at least with current technology. For 30+ years now, I have spoken out against nuclear energy at every chance. They are bringing waste to my state now, and doing God-knows-what with it, and it makes me ANGRY. We nearly bought property less than a mile from where they are "processing" radioactive waste... We dodged that bullet, but it is still too close. Anyway, I think you may get the gist - I am ANTI-NUKE, have been for decades.
Then I learned about thorium. Now I am REALLY angry. We NEVER had to even make this nasty waste that our great-great-great-great-great-(I don't know how many to add, but lots...) grandchildren will still be dealing with. Thorium was available all along, and our government CHOSE the nasty stuff TO GET THE WASTE, so they could make WEAPONS.
For a nation that espouses allegiance to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" we sure put a lot of effort into death, destruction and endless war. And now, the perfect insult to radiation injuries... CHINA is developing thorium.
Not familiar with the technology?