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The Good Reactor

A film about Thorium

"Without Thorium, this would be a dead world...

Because long ago, there wouldn't have been enough heat to keep the earth molten...

Plate tectonics would have stopped, CO2 recycling would have stopped, And ironically, the Earth would die because we ran out of CO2."

Kirk Sorensen

President and Chief Technologist - Flibe Energy

About

A half-forgotten technology from the Cold War era could have the potential to resolve the coming energy crisis, stem mankind's carbon emissions and render the covert development of nuclear weapons near impossible.

This investigative documentary uncovers a varied group of global scientists, environmentalist and academics who controversially believe that thorium energy holds the key to the future of our civilisation. Could thorium be the golden ticket we've been searching for?

Professors and scientists explain that our planet is thorium-powered. Eighty percent of what powers everything under earth's surface - from volcanoes to plate tectonics - is powered by this little element.

All life is dependent on thorium, yet most of us have never heard of it.

Advocates say a golfball-sized amount of thorium provides a lifetime of energy and, while nuclear waste's standard half-life is 10,000 years, for thorium it's 300 years. Thorium is three times more abundant than uranium and has a million times more energy than coal.

With access to some of the most respected individuals in the field, this film separates fact from fiction on the green energy debate. Experts explain the inadequacy of wind, solar and conventional nuclear power. Scientists and opinion-makers from the UK and USA explain how the West is falling behind. Researchers explain the urgency with which they are pursuing thorium power research

The Good Reactor was created by two up-and-coming Irish film makers, without the support of any special interest group, industry, or political party. It expresses the film makers' sincere concern about the fate of future generations.

"Inherent safety is a word that gets thrown around a lot in the nuclear power industry...

but I can tell you, having studied the current form of reactors and a lot of the alternative forms of reactors that are being talked about today, Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors are the only truly inherently safe reactor design that we've come up with so far."

Richard Martin

Author "Superfuel"

The Film makers

Frankie Fenton

DIRECTOR | CO-PRODUCER | CO-WRITER

Frankie has been working in the field of film and television for longer than he would like to admit. He is the sole founder of Sector 7G, the company responsible for this film. "The Good Reactor" will be his first feature length movie. He lives in London with a school of oversized goldfish.

Des Kelleher

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | WRITER

Des is a writer and a scientist although he spends most of his time telling people how to run computer programs of his own creation. He has an insane fascination with environmental issues and making this film has become the single most important thing in his whole entire existence. He also lives in London where he likes to learn Chinese.

"The heat that is rejected from the system can also be used efficiently to desalinate seawater, if you're in a coastal location.

So a Molten Salt Reactor, using Thorium, could potentially generate both electricity and clean water for large numbers of people."

Kirk Sorensen

President and Chief Technologist - Flibe Energy

Contributors

  • Kirk Sorensen
  • Prof. Robert Cywinski
  • Paul Madden
  • Tony Juniper
  • Mike Childs
  • Helen Caldicot
  • Eva Quistorp
  • Vladamir Blivyak
  • Dominique Voynet
  • Corinne Morel Darleux
  • John Kutsch
  • Dr. David Le Blanc
  • Dr. Tim Norris
  • Prof. Eduardo Greaves
  • Laura Emmett
  • Luc Van Den Durpel
  • Robert Hargreaves
  • Elsa Merle-Lucotte
  • Victoria Ashley
  • Richard Martin
  • Takashi Kamei
  • Col. Paul Roege
  • Ralph W Moir
  • Keishiro Fukushima
  • Dr. Kazuo Furukawa
  • Dr Michel Allibert
  • Moto-yasu Kinoshita

"Before too long, the entire human race was using fire - because basically anyone who wasn't was dead...

Societies that use energy effectively succeed... societies that don't diminish. Which one do we want to be?"

Kirk Sorensen

President and Chief Technologist - Flibe Energy

Funding

Here is a list of some of the people who helped fund The Good Reactor through Kickstarter. Our heartfelt thanks goes to each and every one of them. This film wouldn't be possible without their help. Thanks guys!

You can still help with the making of the Good Reactor here.

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