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Can Thorium Generate Safe and Cheap Nuclear Power?: It sounds like something from the distant future or a 1950...

Can Thorium Generate Safe and Cheap Nuclear Power?: It sounds like something from the distant future or a 1950...

It sounds like something from the distant future or a 1950s pipe dream: clean, safe nuclear power with little waste and zero proliferation threat. In fact, while uranium-fueled light water reactors were sprouting up around the world, molten salt reactors fueled by thorium were being tested; research suggested that the thorium cycle might offer safer nuclear power. Thorium is a heavy element that is far more abundant than uranium. It is up to 200 times more energy-dense than uranium -- and it's also cheap. Thorium is a major waste product of rare-earth metal mining, and aside from nuclear fuel, it has few commercial uses. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's work with molten salt reactors began in the 1960s. Small test reactors ran successfully for a decade. In 1976, however, the program was shut down. Theories as to why abound: political issues with the Nixon administration; Ho...

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