The Manhattan Project Revisited: The Lost Bridge To Clean, Reliable And Sustainable Energy
During the super-secret Manhattan Project based in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in the 1940s, the best minds of the 20th Century converged to unlock the secrets of the atom and unleash the power of atomic energy. In addition to the commonly acknowledged fuel source of Uranium, with its volatile byproduct Plutonium that was needed for the war effort at the time, another element was also revealed as a source of “clean” fuel for baseload energy: Thorium. In this module, Gregg will detail the extraordinary properties of Thorium that make it a viable candidate for a reliable and sustainable alternative to meet the world’s demand for baseload energy. These properties include providing energy with zero greenhouse gasses in a way that cannot be weaponized, cannot melt down like a Fukushima reactor, is inexpensive, abundant in the Earth’s crust, and with waste products that become fuel for the next fuel cycle. He will also examine how you can participate in making this extraordinary element become the bridge that allows us to access even more infinite sources of energy in the near future.