There must be something that I'm missing ---- 10 years?! After reading this little report here, which was produced in 1985, a lot of what these people are worried about has already been solved. It should not take that long.
The thorium reactors would need years, if not decades, to overcome the corrosion issue and the stability of accelerator-driven plants was also in doubt, he said.
Could be disinformation for purpose of concealing their progress. Or they have problems because the information mentioned above was not available to them.
I also found this link at NBF. This is hardly a new topic, as the link was produced in 2010.
More here at Sorensen's website. It asks a question that may be uncomfortable to answer as it may be "no".