CREATORWorld Nuclear Association
TITLEThorium
URLhttp://world-nuclear.org/info/Current-and-Future-Generation/...
HOMEPAGEhttp://world-nuclear.org
DATE PUBLISHEDOctober 2009
DATE ACCESSED1 May 2017


This web page of the World Nuclear Association’s website focuses on the advantages and liabilities of the use of thorium as a fuel for nuclear reactors. Thorium offers advantages as a proliferation-resistant fuel, a means of disposing of plutonium, and a way of maximizing energy while minimizing waste. The page briefly describes research and development on thorium-based fuel cycles and thorium-based fuel for power reactors, and it outlines some of the barriers to large scale implementation of a thorium-based nuclear fuel cycle. The site is updated at least annually.


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