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Thorium Reactor

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This subreddit is devoted to the discussion of thorium as a future energy resource, and particularly the machine to most safely and efficiently extract that energy – the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR), pioneered by American nuclear physicist Dr. Alvin M. Weinberg.

>"It was a successful technology that was dropped because it was too different from the main lines of reactor development.. I hope that in a second nuclear era, the technology will be resurrected." - Alwin Weinberg

Thorium energy can help us

  • check CO2 emissions and global warming

  • cut deadly air pollution

  • provide safe and inexhaustible energy

  • increase human prosperity

All thorium and LFTR related news and discussions are welcomed here.

More information and useful links: - the main hub of LFTR enthusiasts on the web. Contains ORNL molten salt reactor program reports, research papers repository and a discussion forum.

Thorium Remix 2011 - LFTR in 5 minutes - as the name suggests, the video starts with a 5 minute comprehensive summary of the important aspects of the LFTR, to hold you over until you find your Ritalin

TEDxYYC - Kirk Sorensen - Thorium - Kirk Sorensen's presentation about LFTR at TEDxYYC 2011

Flibe Energy - A company founded by Kirk Sorensen. Building the First LFTR!

Kirk Sorensen's reddit AMA

Thorium Energy Alliance - advocacy and educational organisation dedicated to thorium energy

  • T.E.A. Conference Proceedings - proceedings from the annual TEA Conferences (TEACs). There is a lot of great information and media that can give you a general knowledge of the great benefits of using thorium as an energy source

The Weinberg Foundation - a British non-profit organisation dedicated to act as a communications, debate and lobbying hub to raise awareness about the potential of thorium energy and LFTR - International Thorium Energy Organisation - Home of the Thorium Remix documentaries

Motherboard TV: The Thorium Dream (Documentary) - Motherboard TV produced this terrific and very informative documentary, with interviews conducted at the third Thorium Energy Alliance Conference held in Washington DC in May 2011

Rebuttals to common anti-LFTR myths and misinformation articles floating around

IRC Chat:

Thorium IRC Channel - #thorium on

Social Networks:

Energy from Thorium on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube.

The Weinberg Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thorium Now - Google+ community.

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