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Submission + - Thorium, the next nuclear fuel? (wired.com) 1

mrshermanoaks writes: When the nuclear choices were being made, we went with uranium because it had the byproduct of producing plutonium that could be weaponized. But thorium is safer and easier to work with, and may cause a lot fewer headaches. So why are we not building these reactors?
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Thorium, the next nuclear fuel?

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