Now in paperback: Martin's book on the 'green' nuclear fuel, Thorium | Rock Candy

Monday, August 19, 2013

Now in paperback: Martin's book on the 'green' nuclear fuel, Thorium

Posted By on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM


If you care at all about the environment, you know that we can't go on like this forever. We're burning dead dinosaurs to go places, for chris'sakes, and that isn't going to last.

Enter former Arkansas Times editor Richard Martin's book "Super Fuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future." which is now out in paperback from Macmillan publishers.

In the book, which we profiled in a cover story in April 2012, just prior to Martin's appearance at that year's Arkansas Literary Festival, Martin discusses the new/old "green" nuclear fuel source Thorium, which can power reactors that produce just as much energy as conventional plutonium reactors, only with a fraction of the fuel, a fraction of the needed land area, and a fraction of the toxic waste (waste which degrades to a harmless state in decades, not centuries). They're already being built around the world.

Definitely a good read, especially if you want to know more about the politics of nuclear power.

Tags: ,


Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by David Koon

  • Blue smoke

    Since 1983, Little Rock's Nichols & Simpson Organbuilders has built a reputation for uncompromising excellence.
    • Mar 2, 2019
  • It's the Best and Worst 2018

    Our annual salute to weird, worrisome, wonderful Arkansas.
    • Dec 20, 2018
  • Fast forward in Blytheville

    The East Coast Timing Association held its Arkansas 1-Mile Challenge in September, where racers from all over the country mixed gasoline, steel and passion in the pursuit of raw speed.
    • Oct 11, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018


More »


© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation