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August 04, 2006

thorium reactors again

Another summary of the benefits of Thorium nuclear reactors. This from the Uranium information center in Australia

Some of the listed benefits:
- Thorium is much more abundant in nature than uranium.

- Thorium can also be used as a nuclear fuel through breeding to uranium-233 (U-233).

- When this thorium fuel cycle is used, much less plutonium and other transuranic elements are produced, compared with uranium fuel cycles.

- Several reactor concepts based on thorium fuel cycles are under consideration.

- 100% of mined Thorium can be used without enrichment

The australian site has a lot of other useful articles on nuclear power

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