Let's Invest in Safe, Cost Effective Nuclear Power: LFTRs
LFTRs (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors) are safer, cheaper, and more efficient than reactors we use now, and we have a huge supply of thorium in Canada. In fact, every country in the world has lots of easily accessible thorium since it is everywhere in the earth's crust, but we have some of the richest and largest deposits in the world. If we choose to power the world with thorium, all countries in the world will have enough energy to meet all their needs for thousands of years.
LFTRs can be the source of all our existing electrical power, plus the "additional" electrical power we will need for electric vehicles. We can also use LFTRs to provide the heat and steam to extract oil from the Alberta Tarsands, which means much less CO2 is produced to extract useful oil. This would dramatically reduce the CO2 emitted during the production of tarsands oil, making it equivalent to other liquid oil extracted from conventional oil wells.
Please help raise awareness of LFTRs, by signing this petition which will be sent to Member of Parliament, and other relevant politicians.
Let's ensure our politicians know about LFTRs and the opportunity they present. By signing this petition, we can ask our politicians how Canada will research, develop, and deploy reactors to use this attractive energy source.
For more information, read the full pdf at:
More on Thorium:
News Clip Video (4 minutes): "Thorium fuel of the future. Safe, abundant, dense."
Detailed Video (82 minutes): "A Nuclear Waste Burning Liquid Salt Thorium Reactor" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZR0UKxNPh8
Details on LFTR : http://thorium.50webs.com/
Thorium Energy Alliance : http://thoriumenergyalliance.com/
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/EnergyFromThorium
Weinberg Foundation (British Lobby Group Promoting LFTRs): http://www.the-weinberg-foundation.org
We the undersigned, call on the Government of Canada to investigate if Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTRs) could be a practical energy source for our country.
We expect the government to organize a modestly funded research program to get an answer, and if the results are promising, we expect Canada to participate actively in LFTR research, development, and deployment.
The Lets Invest in Safe, Cost Effective Nuclear Power: LFTRs petition to Ministers of the Government of Canada was written by Eric Dormer and is in the category Nuclear at GoPetition.