Two Irish lads are making a documentary about Thorium reactors. Frankie Fenton and Des Kelleher from Dublin, Ireland went on Kickstarter to raise £40,000′ Their 30-day Fundraising period just ended successfully on June 21st, with 756 backers pledging £46,800. Congratulations, Boys! Now the real work begins!
Note: With the pledge period over, this blog post is NOT a plea for money. They got what they needed.
The promo is here.
The trailer is here.
The blurb from the Kickstarter page:
The Good Reactor
Up until the mid 1970s, research into thorium – a silvery-white metal – as an energy source in Molten Salt Reactors, was carried out by the US government. The initiative was shelved however, in favour of uranium due in part to the politics of the Cold War and uranium’s potential for weaponization. Today, there is a growing body of scientists and environmentalists seeking to resurrect this technology, believing that it is the solution that the world has been waiting for – a way to generate clean, safe, green energy.
For the last two years we have poured every penny we have into travelling around Europe and North America to speak to the people involved in this project, and their opponents, to try to uncover the truth about thorium: whether it is, as many believe, the solution to the energy crisis.
“A golf ball sized ball of Thorium contains all the energy you will use in your entire lifetime.” — Kirk Sorensen, leading advocate of Thorium LFTR reactors and the man who brought Thorium rectors to the world’s attention after they had been all but forgotten.
This is the nuclear power they promised us way back in the 1950s. But Richard Nixon killed the project in the early 1970s, after the first reactor had run successfully for over 2,000 hours. Continue reading