S.4242 "A bill to provide for the preservation and storage of uranium-233 to foster development of thorium molten-salt reactors, and for other purposes" was introduced on 2022-05-18.
An earlier video gives more context regarding U-233 from American legislators: Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Senator Tommy Tuberville, Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Roger Marshall asking Dr. Kathryn Huff and Sec. of Energy Granholm about the ongoing downblending (destruction) of Uranium-233, needed for a pilot Thorium Molten-Salt Reactor.
Mark's presentation was not what I was expecting, as it starts with an overview of the pro-nuclear movement, and how thorium advocacy sparked his interest in nuclear power. The fuel itself, despite requiring HALEU, will help lower operating (and maintenance) costs of CANDU.
What's that? You want more Mark Nelson? You want to see Mark Nelson at COP27 debating an anti-nuke?!? ...how cruel of you.
Mark Nelson then squared off against a much more worthy opponent, Dr. Stephen Boyd, to battle over the question of the ages... Thorium Fuel... Solid or Liquid?
...this was fun. And thanks to Mark and Boyd for participating in the world's first thorium cage match. (Except instead of bludgeoning and piercing weapons, only personal insults were allowed. And the cage was a hotel room. Maybe next year.)
Like nuclear debates do ya? Zion Lights squared off against anti-nuclear Igor Grozdanic (of Fridays for Future) at "Connecting EU Seminar 2022". Here is the tightest version of their exchange... ...which I constructed from the otherwise too-long-to-watch 6-hour source video distilled down to this watchable 40 minutes...
ORNL produced 2 Molten-Salt Reactor documentaries starting in 1969. It wasn't until 2016 that the world got to see them. John Kutsch asked me to edit a highlight reel for the upcoming TEAC11: Thorium Energy Allience Conference #11.
Here's the TEAC11 YouTube Playlist, with some notable presentations highlighted below, starting with Dr. James Conca on the subject of Nuclear Waste, Yucca Mountain and The WIPP...
Delivering Pro-Nuclear Testimony was a dang important presentation, delivered by Alyssa Hayes and Madison Schroder.
Oak Ridge National Lab's Molten-Salt Reactor Workshop 2022 videos have been (mostly) shared by ORNL. I have created a YouTube playlist containing a few otherwise missing videos which I captured remotely.
Jim Kennedy has been working to enable a western supply chain of rare earth minerals. Pea Ridge Mine has multiple deposits, some "contaminated" by thorium, some not.
Pea Ridge Mine is located near the town of Sullivan in southeastern Missouri. The mine produced high-grade iron ore concentrates, (as high as 70% "Fe"), from 1964 until 2001.
Australian Green Candidate (for federal seat of Richmond) Mandy Nolan proceeded to platform Dr. Helen Caldicott after I'd warned Mandy that Helen is not a reliable source of information. This fact-check is the result.
Green Mandy Nolan came in 2nd place, losing to Labor Party's Justine Elliot. I'd love to claim my video made a difference, but the stats say otherwise. Alerting new audiences to Caldicott's crazy remains an unsolved challenge.
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