08 Sep '11, 9am

Goer. @jimalkhalili - Thorium, goer or non-goer? Be interested in your view.

A new NGO will launch at an event at the House of Lords this evening, with the goal of re-igniting interest in thorium-based nuclear technologies, which advocates claim will offer a cleaner, safer and more cost-effective alternative to conventional nuclear power plants. The Weinberg Foundation , named after nuclear physicist Alvin Martin Weinberg, who led research into thorium reactors in the 1950s and 1960s, aims to promote the technology among policymakers and the public, with a view to building support for a full-scale demonstration project. FURTHER READING Treasury urged to write £200bn infrastructure to-do list Could the Big Six end up facing billion-pound insulation fines? The group is being supported by Labour peer and environmental campaigner Baroness Worthington, who told BusinessGreen there was a compelling case for re-igniting research into thorium-based reactor...

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