27 May '17, 11am

The #thorium fuel cycle offers energy security advantages

has successfully developed a nuclear fuel technology based on thorium as an alternative to uranium. They have developed an advanced thorium based oxide fuel. Their objective is to establish the criteria for thorium fuel to be used in existing and future light water reactors. What they have done is use thorium instead of uranium in a conventional nuclear reactor. Thorium fuel, which is safer, easier to clean up, and not disposed to be used as nuclear weapons, could appease the opposition to nuclear power. Thorium can't be weaponized because it doesn't produce enough recoverable plutonium, which is required for building nuclear weapons.

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