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Thorium backed as a 'future fuel'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:52 PM

Nuclear scientists are being urged by the former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix to develop thorium as a new fuel.

Mr Blix says that the radioactive element may prove much safer in reactors than uranium.

It is also more difficult to use thorium for the production of nuclear weapons.

His comments will add to growing levels of interest in thorium, but critics warn that developing new reactors could waste public funds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-24638816

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

I know there's a small group here in Canada that are really pushing for the rights to build a new (experimental) thorium reactor...so far the concept sounds like it's just what we need!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:26 PM

Wow. I was not aware any of this.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:48 PM

Conversion would be expensive I guess, but new reactors being built for this fuel would be a win win.  At least it would make it easy to call out states that really wanted weapons.

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