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The Wonders of Thorium

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On this week’s podcast, Doug meets Kirk Sorensen, the founder of Flibe Energy. Find out what thorium is and why it could become a major source of energy in the future.

About the Author: Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd, a financial planning and investment services firm located in Jerusalem. He specializes in working with clients who live outside of the United States and want to maintain a U.S. brokerage account. Doug’s newest book, co-authored with Susan Polgar, about how using chess strategies to improve your finances, Rich As A King can be purchased at www.richasaking.com. He is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, FSI. Accounts held at Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Neither Profile nor PRG gives tax or legal advice. Before immigrating to Israel, it is advisable to consult with a tax attorney who is knowledgeable about Israeli law. Contact at doug@profile-financial.com


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One Response to “The Wonders of Thorium”

  1. OK – I read the 1966 report from Hanford on U-233. Basically this is what Sorensen is saying. Yes, one can make a workable nuke out of U-233 but it is inferior to plutonium. Remember, Hanford built the plutonium Nagasaki bomb while Oak Ridge built the Hiroshima bomb. The key takeaway is that it is possible to make a bomb out of U-233 but there is little point in doing so because it is far, far easier to make a bomb out of U-235 and Plutonium.

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