A West Virginia Nuclear Project
A plea for molten salt reactors and thorium energy in West Virginia...
This site is NOT authorized by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin!
The actual owner of joemanchin.org submits the following defense:
I am a nerd, raised/residing in West Virginia, where I am registered as an unaffiliated voter.
I purchased the domain (at $12/year) for benevolent, educational, and non-profit purposes.
I maintain accurate, up-to-date contact information with the domain name registrar.
I am not holding the domain for ransom, because I am not a profiteer, but an always free Mountaineer.
I intend not to tarnish the reputation of Senator Joe Manchin, but rather to assist with the revitalization of West Virginia.
I understand that Senator Joe Manchin is a distinctive entity, who may (counter-intuitively) disapprove of the contents of this website.
I am not acting in bad faith, though many U.S. Senators would consider cybersquatting to be a great free-market tactic!
To West Virginia's Powers That Be:
You have exhibited a strong allegiance to the fossil fuel industry, presumably due to your love for West Virginians, who have depended on the coal industry for longer than anybody can remember.
The coal sector appears to be dying, and some say it will not “rise from the ashes.”
But there is another industry --- one lacking in West Virginia --- which can revive our coal sector.
And there is another mineral --- one abundant in West Virginia --- which can fuel the World.
Among many awesome nuclear reactor designs, the thorium-based reactors may prove most familiar and appealing to West Virginians.
Intrigued? Please, pore over the following information. Go ahead! Pore! Pore until you can pore no more!
(Look closely at that map on page 14!)
(Somebody really ought to modernize this site!)
Interested in batteries? Well then, pore s'more!
Interested in fusion energy? Well then, pore s'more... s'more!
Why support the construction of "cancer alley" petrochemical complexes and "blue" hydrogen hubs, which are both environmentally and economically inferior to their nuclear-powered counterparts?
Why not take West Virginia on a path to long-term success? West Virginia will be here long after we are dead, but so will the damage inflicted by an ongoing reliance upon the fossil fuel industry. The nuclear power industry can still make plentiful use of coal and mining skills, but with a much larger return on investment than the coal-fired power industry.
That is all! Much love!
S.1111 - ADVANCE Act of 2023