In addition, the current fleet of reactors in the United States is not as unsafe as the video makes them out to be. They are still the safest form of energy and largest producer of carbon-free electricity that we have. If we want to have a high quality of life and live with electricity, we have to accept that there is risk in any technology.
There are many innovative reactor designs, in addition to thorium reactors, that the United States and other countries have researched in the past or are researching now. However, the U.S. Department of Energy funding for these research projects is generally scarce. The current administration is much more focused on other forms of renewable energy.
Do you want to see our aging fleet of nuclear reactors replaced by newer, safer, and more efficient reactor designs? Tell your congressmen to fund these innovative research projects through the Department of Energy and national laboratories.