John Kutsch, Executive Director Thorium Energy Alliance: The potential for use of thorium was studied extensively during the 1950s and 60s. Now worldwide interest is being revived due to limitations and issues concerning safety, economics, use and issues in the availability of other energy sources. TEA advocates thorium based nuclear power in existing reactors and primarily in next generation reactors. TEA promotes many initiatives to educate scientists, engineers, government officials, policymakers and the general public.
(W. Horsting, E. Jelinski, K. Kemm, J. Kennedy, K. Kok, J.Kutsch, J. Shanahan) Canada, South Africa, USofA - The future of thorium nuclear energy - A discussion12.Feb.2020
James Kennedy, President at ThREE Consulting & ThREEM3, John Kutsch, President, Thorium Energy Alliance: This is a discussion about thorium nuclear energy by experts in Canada, South Africa and the United States.
James Kennedy, President at ThREE Consulting & ThREEM3, John Kutsch, President, Thorium Energy Alliance: Heavy rare earths and Thorium are found together in nature. The most common and abundant source of heavy rare earths, Monazite, is currently diverted into mine-waste tailings lakes across the U.S., Canada and Brazil because of its companion element Thorium. The U.S. must address Thorium before it can develop a domestic rare earth supply chain for heavy rare earths. U.S. policy on Thorium is the basis for China’s monopoly control of rare earths. With the creation of a privately funded Centralized Rare Earth Refinery and Thorium Bank the U.S. can become independent in both Rare Earths and Energy.