There is now a UK government petition on this topic, you are urged to partake of your digital democratic rights!
There is a little known secret in the nuclear industry, the./re is a way to provide very cheap AND very safe nuclear power...
The catch is its almost impossible to create materials for a bomb, and there is little or no reprocessing tie in believe it or not you could put a whole reactor in something the size of a cargo container... which makes the whole Iraq argument go away overnight
Thorium is very abundant compared with other nuclear fuels and needs far less processing making it much cheaper as most of it is "burn" in the reaction, the waste is less in volume with the most dangerous component being tiny and only needs storage for 300 years...
If you're not up to speed on the amazing properties and use for thorium see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LeM-Dyuk6g for a quick run down
without exaggeration if we give thorium a chance it could save us from global warming
If you're a UK resident don't forget to sign up to the petition! http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Thorium/