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  • Thorium could be used as car fuel

    It reads more like a 1950s space race vision of the future than a pragmatic 21st Century theory, but we could now be a step closer to driving a nuclear-powered car. In light of the recent events in Japan following the tsunami that caused meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and previous events such as Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, the thought of nuclear power even powering our homes has left many people apprehensive, let alone the vehicles we drive every day. Laser Power Systems in Connecticut is exploring a safer alternative. Thorium is a lightly radioactive heavy metal thought to be...

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