Uranium – Move over, uranium. China is fast-tracking development of thorium-fueled nuclear power plants.
Articles Tagged "thorium"
Uranium – Thorium, a slightly radioactive metal that occurs in rocks and soils, may hold significant promise as a replacement for uranium in the nuclear energy sector.
Uranium – Nuclear energy expert Tom Drolet speaks with Andrew Topf, the INN's senior editor, about what the future holds for uranium and nuclear power.
Uranium – With the world progressively sensitive to global warming, the news that 2010 was a record year for greenhouse gases levels was yet another undesirable milestone. The thorium fuel cycle, with its potential for breeding fuel without the need for fast neutron reactors, holds some potential in the long term sustainability of nuclear energy.
Uranium – Science Alert(Editorial) reports on the discussion of nuclear safety.
Rare Earth – The production of rare earth oxides creates radioactive waste in the form of thorium. This material is considered a liability in the processing of rare earths. However, science is quickly developing ways to use the material as nuclear fuel, either in next generation nuclear facilities, or as a substitute to uranium. There are many benefits to switching to thorium as the main fuel for nuclear power.
Uranium – The Australian reports revival of thorium in the recent months. BULGARIA is building a 1000 megawatt nuclear power station. Last month, Egypt announced it was opening international bidding for a 1200MW nuclear plant on its Mediterranean coast. For complete story, click here.