Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thorium Fuel Cycle

"What if we could build a nuclear reactor that offered no possibility of a meltdown, generated its power inexpensively, created no weapons-grade by-products, and burnt up existing high-level waste as well as old nuclear weapon stockpiles? And what if the waste produced by such a reactor was radioactive for a mere few hundred years rather than tens of thousands? It may sound too good to be true, but such a reactor is indeed possible, and a number of teams around the world are now working to make it a reality. What makes this incredible reactor so different is its fuel source: thorium."

New Nuclear Age by Tim Dean in Cosmos Magazine

If Iran and North Korea want nuclear power so bad, why not give them the technology to produce energy from Thorium?  If they refuse, then their real intent is to produce nuclear weapons! 

Thorium Fuel Cycle

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