Can thorium nuclear energy make a comeback?

Competition : INFO competition
Category : Innovation and technology
Country : Germany
Sponsor : DW
Producer : DW
Director : Malte Rohwer-Kahlmann
Lenght : 00:11:02
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Nuclear energy gets a pretty bad rap – for good reasons. But thorium, a weakly radioactive element, is hailed to fix all its problems: no meltdowns, less waste, no bombs. We developed a molten-salt reactor to unlock its potential decades ago – but then turned our backs on it. Was that a huge mistake?