More on thorium and molten salt reactors: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2012/04/18/nuclear-energy-accidents-may-become-thing-of-past/
"The reality is that solid fuel reactors using uranium are now
supplying 20 percent of this country’s electric generation. Liquid fuel
reactors, or molten salt reactors, that use thorium will not replace
them. But the thorium technology still has place in the mix, as
evidenced by the international research now occurring. China is furthest
along and if it succeeds, the science will be applied elsewhere."
Welcome to the Future of Neutron Scattering in Canada
a grassroots, nonpartisan movement of ordinary Canadians
that emerged in response to the lack of commitment by federal government(s) to build a new research reactor in Canada for nearly 2 decades.