The future of nuclear power after FukushimaHands up: Who thinks nuclear power is safe?
Before the Japan earthquake and tsunami on March 11, opinion surveys showed that most people thought it was.
But as radiation seeps from the stricken Fukushima power plant, the world suddenly seems a very different place.
Fossil fuels have nearly run out, and we all want safe, clean and affordable power for this generation and the next. But is this an impossible dream?
Today's post describes how it is possible: It can be done with a hitherto little-known type of nuclear power — yes, you read that correctly — called the thorium reactor.