Sources: Univ. of Chicago, EPIC
quote: Commercial nuclear power station India's Kakrapar-1 reactor is the world's first reactor which uses thorium rather than depleted uranium to achieve power flattening across the reactor core. India, which has about 25% of the world's thorium reserves, is developing a 300 MW prototype of a thorium-based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR). The prototype is expected to be fully operational by 2011, after which five more reactors will be constructed. Considered to be a global leader in thorium-based fuel, India's new thorium reactor is a fast-breeder reactor and uses a plutonium core rather than an accelerator to produce neutrons. As accelerator-based systems can operate at sub-criticality they could be developed too, but that would require more research. India currently envisages meeting 30% of its electricity demand through thorium-based reactors by 2050.
quote: There is enough nuclear fuel in the ground to last millions of years.
quote: While population growth is slowing, it is unlikely yo stop before we actually do stretch our resources to the limit.
quote: "China is investing heavily in this technology - these devices are 300+ more efficient than the solid fuel dinosaurs referred to by this article."
quote: 300 X .4% = 120%