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Nick Brown Counters Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang’s Thorium Comments

Nicholas Brown.Associate Professor Nick Brown helped fact check common claims made about thorium, which has recently been proposed by presidential hopeful Andrew Yang as a key piece of his climate policy. According to Yang, thorium is “superior to uranium on many levels.”

Brown’s comments were reported in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which answers five common claims about the viability of thorium in next-generation reactors. Out of five claims, Brown said three are false and two are true, which indicates that the public still has good reason to be skeptical about thorium.