Nadine Freischlad, writer for Mongabay Series: In the early 2000s, Kirk Sorensen had begun trying to revive interest in an alternative type of reactor, one that uses the element thorium instead of uranium to start the nuclear reaction, and liquid fuel instead of solid rods to sustain it. He believes thorium could make the next generation of nuclear power plants safer and easier to manage, and provide the world with an abundance of clean, cheap and safe energy. Nuclear had been considered in Indonesia before, but plans never materialized due to safety concerns. After all, Indonesia is prone to earthquakes and tsunamis, a country of thousands of islands draped across the seismic Ring of Fire.
International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA - Video Producer: Louise Potterton, Video Editor: Petr Pavlicek. Indonesia is one of 60 countries currently using food irradiation to improve food safety and quality. This tropical country, with a growing population of around 250 million, uses this nuclear technology to prevent food poisoning, extend the shelf-life of food, and provide a safe diet for people with suppressed immune systems.
Kelvin Kemm, CEO of Nuclear Africa, is dedicated to promoting nuclear energy throughout Africa and he is working with countries in Asia who are looking to nuclear power also. This article is published at: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/the-case-for-nuclear-2015-11-13/searchString:the+case+for+nuclear
Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia, FNCA, provides a report about isotope production and applications in the following countries:
Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kazaksthan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, The Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam