LFTR produces fuel (which the world is completely out of) needed by NASA to power deep space probes.
And the waste stream contains far, far less of "the bad stuff" we've all come to associate with today's nuclear power: transuranics such as plutonium and curium.
LFTR is smart nuclear power, without the drawbacks of traditional nuclear power.
One critical advantage America has over any other nation developing this technology is our Uranium-233 stockpile. We have about 1 ton of pure Uranium-233, a rare isotope not found in nature. It was isolated at a taxpayer cost of $4.5 billion in today's dollars. No one else on the planet has such a resource. And we are spending $500 million to destroy it. Right now.
Private industry is actively developing this technology (as are other nations), but DoE destruction of U-233 puts the future viability of this technology at risk! Please take a moment to sign the Thorium Petition and halt this mind-boggling destruction.
Does the administration take these petitions seriously? Or do they blow off steam every Friday night taking turns standing on desks, beer in hand, reading the petitions out loud to each other for laughs? Well, they say they take them seriously...