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Nuclear byproducts could either destroy the world or save it

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Around fifty years ago, the U.S. chose to develop uranium-based nuclear energy instead of thorium-based energy. Both energy sources provided a ton of power — though theoretically thorium could provide a lot more.

What made the difference, however, were the byproducts. Uranium byproducts could be used for nuclear bombs, and that's all Richard Nixon needed to know.