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Shock Jock Alan Jones takes time off insulting women, to praise thorium nuclear power

Thorium ‘more environmentally friendly and safer’ than nuclear  August 20th 2019  
Sky News host Alan Jones explains the element thorium, which is “seen by many as more environmentally friendly” than nuclear as an energy source. Mr Jones said thorium-based reactors are safer too because the reaction can easily be stopped and produce less waste that is radioactive. “It’s three times as abundant as uranium, we’re told, and there’s enough thorium in the United States alone to power America at its current energy level for a thousand years,” he said. The broadcaster noted that rolling blackouts for smelters and manufacturers has created a “crisis” for the energy market and suggested thorium as a possible answer.


August 24, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, media, politics

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