If this was a diet program on a late-night infomercial, I’d turn it off immediately. Cheap energy with no harmful side effects like pollution or meltdown? Uses existing nuclear waste, and by-products are only radioactive for hundreds of years, compared with millions?
I got pretty excited when I read this article about a new nuclear technology using a fuel source called thorium, which doesn’t meltdown and promises clean energy. Apparently there will be a full-scale prototype working in Russia in the first quarter of 2008. Sounds great, but I couldn’t find any discussion of verification of the claims or of possible consequences of the technology.