thorium


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a soft silvery-white tetravalent radioactive metallic element

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Thorium can be used in conjunction with a range of actinides in a variety of nuclear reactor systems to achieve various fuel cycle objectives.
As thorium fuel can be mixed with plutonium then over time we could destroy this dangerous byproduct and so relieve our children of the massive decommissioning debt accumulating with the uranium fuelled reactors' waste.
The long-term objective of attaining self-sustainable nuclear energy starts with developing an advanced heavy-water thorium cycle.
What makes this incredible reactor so different is its fuel source: thorium.
Solvay and Areva haveA thorium reserves in FranceA built up from the extraction of rare earth elements forA Solvay andA uranium extraction for Areva.
Fixed bed column of continuous mode experiments were conducted in order to examine thorium removal by treated SSAS of above thorium at desired concentration with the various bed heights of the BP (adsorbent media) using different flow rates of SSAS of thorium at various pH.
Mining of Uranium and Thorium Ores in South Korea: Industy Report
The purpose of the Namibia Institute for Thorium Energy is strictly to conduct advanced research and development of the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) and Thorium technology for the eventual development and construction of an energy-based Thorium Power Plant in Namibia that could supply low cost, safer, cleaner, and reliable electricity to the whole of Africa.
As a nuclear fuel source, thorium has an impressive array of benefits.
Abundant reserves and the unique characteristics of thorium will be prime drivers for the nuclear power industry in the years to come.
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They searched the solar twins for elements such as thorium and uranium, which are essential to Earth's plate tectonics because they warm our planet's interior.
ALTHOUGH I feel some sympathy with Ray Davies' attitude to nuclear power (You Say, November 3), my chief concern about the proposal to build five new nuclear power stations is that there seems to be a strange reluctance on the part of the Government's Department of Energy and Climate Change to give greater prominence to the potential of thorium as an alternative nuclear fuel.
However, changes in pH or different redox conditions of rocks enable a fraction of thorium to be released in the environment eventually.