Because of a post I found here I have been doing a lot of reading about Thorium reactors. They have huge advantages over Uranium reactors, as there is no nuke waste, there is not the need for huge containment vessels, and the way a thorium reaction works, it is self governing and will NOT race out of control like a uranium reactor does. One huge advantage is that we have tons of the stuff all over, no need for imports. They would be relatively cheap to build, but wack jobs might insist on making them have the same protections as uranium reactors which would jack up the cost way high. They are easy to start up and shut down, arduous processes using uranium nukes. And they emit zero gasses. Of course, given the way folks react to Nuke plants, there will be the perpetual NIMBY problem. Wiki on the subject A page from some Thorium evangelists that don't quite jibe with Wiki I like the idea.