Classic ORNL MSRE Film

This film was produced in 1969 by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the United States Atomic Energy Commission to inform the public regarding the history, technology, and milestones of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE). Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Molten Salt Reactor Experiment was designed to assess the viability of liquid fuel reactor technologies for use in commercial power generation. It operated from January 1965 through December 1969, logging more than 13,000 hours at full power during its four-year run. The MSRE was designated a nuclear historic landmark ...

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Thorium Remix 2016

Gordon McDowell has completed and released his two-hour documentary "Thorium Remix 2016" and it is a fantastic introduction to the technology of thorium molten-salt reactors and the LFTR design in particular. Flibe Energy and other MSR developers are mentioned and described. Please enjoy and consider participating in Gordon's Patreon program!

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TU Delft Symposium on Thorium MSR

At the invitation of Dr. Jan-Leen Kloosterman of the Delft University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Delft, TU Delft) I attended a symposium on thorium in molten-salt reactors held on April 17, 2015. Other participants included David LeBlanc of Terrestrial Energy and Leslie Dewan of Transatomic Power. My objective was to make the case that the thorium fuel cycle, integrated with the molten-salt reactor, represented the best path forward for humanity's energy future. I began with a review of the dates of Glenn Seaborg's pioneering work on thorium as well ...

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Three Years Ago at Google

43 years ago today, man first walked on the Moon. Three years ago today, I went to Google for the first time and gave a talk there. It was a formative event in more than one way. I met Chris Uhlik, who now serves on the Board of Advisors for Flibe Energy. Chris was one of the people, who, in years to come, was a powerful influence on my thinking and was part of the reason we started Flibe Energy. I met Iain McClatchie in person, and Iain has been another voice of advice and guidance as we have attempted to move the development of LFTR forward. And I got to meet "Googl...

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Interview with Driving Force Radio

Baroness Worthington and I were interviewed by Jan Mazotti and Kelly de la Torre of Driving Force Radio and ICOSA Magazine during the Baroness's visit to Huntsville, Alabama, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. I had the pleasure of meeting Jan and Kelly at the Global New Energy Summit in Colorado Springs in March, where we had a short interview. Jan and Kelly are a real pleasure to talk to and they came to Huntsville specially to meet the Baroness.

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Another Interview with Jim Puplava's "Financial Sense"

I was very happy to be invited to be a part of Jim Puplava's "Financial Sense Newshour" again. Jim and I had a great conversation last year and this represented a follow-up on recent developments. I hope you enjoy the interview, which you can download in a variety of different audio files or read the transcript (but I think the audio versions are better). Jim Puplava's Financial Sense: "Kirk Sorensen on Thorium--The Magic Elixir That Could Solve Our Energy Needs and Global Warming"

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Great Videos from Alex Pasternack!

I really enjoyed watching Alex Pasternack's new short video on Dr. Edward Teller: Motherboard TV: Doctor Teller's Strange Loves, from the Hydrogen Bomb to Thorium Energy Ralph Moir had told me this story about Teller before, but watching it presented this way with the video interviews of Teller and short descriptions of projects that we worked on, was much richer. Teller was indeed a very unique kind of person, whose early experiences with Communism in Hungary shocked his mind into responses that others struggled to understand. I hesitate to cast any judgements since I ...

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New Parliamentary Group Formed to Consider Thorium

Last year, Kirk Dorius and I travelled to London to participate in the kickoff of the Weinberg Foundation, an advocacy group for thorium energy. I am pleased to announce with them the formation of an "All-Party Parliamentary Group" or APPG that contains members of both the House of Commons and House of Lords, to consider the potential of thorium as an energy source. This is a press release from the Weinberg Foundation that was issued today. Press contact details are included below. Safer, cleaner nuclear alternative tops the agenda for new All-Party Parliamentary ...

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Thanks for supporting Gordon's video project!

Thank you to everyone who supported Gordon McDowell's new thorium video project! Because of your generous and enthusiastic support he was able to get the funding pledges he needed in only 11 days after he first posted on Kickstarter! Of course, if you still want to pledge, Gordon can always make the video better...

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Please support Gordon McDowell's new project!

Gordon McDowell has been an indefatigable force in spreading the message of thorium and LFTR worldwide. Now he has a much greater and more ambitious plan, and he needs our help to make it happen. He needs to raise $20K to make a new video, and he's using "Kickstarter" to do it. KICKSTARTER: A Documentary project by Gordon McDowell Here's how Kickstarter works: 1. You “pledge” an amount. (No money changes hands.) 2. If enough pledges come in in the specified timeframe, then all pledges are collected. (Pledges become donations.) 3. Gord gets a check. (A new thorium ...

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