These will of course be "perfectly safe," and yet again, too-cheap-to-meter. Right. After all, these degreed experts knew precisely what was best for us when they built about 500 Fukushimas all over the planet. What could go wrong?
The uranium reactors (and sometimes plutonium spiked ones) were initially preferred, since they continuously produced cheap plutonium, "needed" for nuclear weapons. So that was the technology that has since been perfected. We no longer need these plutonium and tritium producing fission reactors because we now have tokamak continuous hot fusion reactors that can do that much more efficiently — even though they do not produce any usable electrical power.
We know now that continuous hot fusion tokamak-style reactors cannot contain plasma well enough to generate useful amounts of energy, they can only produce plutonium and tritium very efficiently. Yet — unsurprisingly — they receive tens of billions of dollars of funding.
But the truth is that the thorium reactors, which produce much less weapons grade plutonium than uranium plants, are no safer, and produce no less nuclear waste. But as usual, the nuclear scientists and engineers will continue to suck at their corporate troughs and make up new lies. They are well paid.
There do exist very safe and high-energy producing fusion reactors that create little or even zero deadly waste: These are "pulsed fusion reactors" and "pulsed focus fusion reactors." And even so-called "cold fusion" may possibly be an excellent option. But they are not getting significantly funded.
Now India is plunging headlong into the thorium reactor abyss:
Guardian News — India plans 'safer' nuclear plant powered by thorium
The 1% will practice such kind and gentle stewardship of the rest of us by imposing benevolent public relations and technology — not.