PBS Space Time

Thorium and the Future of Nuclear Energy

Season 5 Episode 25 | 16m 5s

Energy too cheap to meter - that was the promise of nuclear power in the 1950s, at least according to Lewis Strauss chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. That promise has not come to pass - but with some incredible new technologies, perhaps it still could. The question is - should it?

Aired: 08/11/19

Rating: NR

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