The way a Thorium nuclear pebble-bed plant is designed, it cannot meltdown. It will just stop running. I'd prefer that people get a clear head about nuclear and consider Thorium nuclear as a good answer for energy needs. Then again, we might still get stories like, "Thorium nuclear plant functions as designed, news at 11" but at least there would no "valid fear" of impending disaster.
In other news, Terry Schiavo is still dead....and so is her father.
I heard somewhere that all the nuclear waste ever created by the US would fit into a room smaller than the size of a high school gym.