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Types of Nuclear Reactors Institute for Energy and ...

Types of Nuclear Reactors Institute for Energy and ...

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(originally published in IEER's report The Nuclear Power Deception) Nuclear reactors serve three general purposes. Civilian reactors are used to generate energy for ...

Should Australia consider thorium nuclear power?

Should Australia consider thorium nuclear power?

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Thorium has several advantages over uranium nuclear power, but it also has its drawbacks. However, the question remains whether it would be the right technology ...

Thorium: a safer nuclear power

Thorium: a safer nuclear power

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In the same month as the Three Mile Island and Fukushima nuclear disasters, China announces it is speeding up its research into socalled molten salt reactors that ...

Thorium: Proliferation warnings on nuclear 'wonderfuel'

Thorium: Proliferation warnings on nuclear 'wonderfuel'

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Thorium is being touted as an ideal fuel for a new generation of nuclear power plants, but in a piece in this week's Nature, researchers suggest it may not be as ...

Thorium: the wonder fuel that wasn't | Bulletin of the ...

Thorium: the wonder fuel that wasn't | Bulletin of the ...

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By the early 1960's, the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) had established a major thorium fuel research and development program, spurring utilities to build thoriumfueled reactors. Back then, the AEC was projecting that some 1,000 nuclear power reactors would dot the American landscape by the end of the 20th century, with a similar nuclear ...

Thorium: A safer alternative for nuclear power generation?

Thorium: A safer alternative for nuclear power generation?

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What if there existed a means of nuclear power generation with ... The use of nuclear reactors for power ... to occur in thorium and a nuclear reactor making ...

Thorium: NextGen Nuclear Fuel Yahoo Finance

Thorium: NextGen Nuclear Fuel Yahoo Finance

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But should thorium replace uranium as the nuclear fuel of choice, eventually reactors must be designed specifically with thorium in mind. Privately owned DBI/Century ...

The facts about thorium nuclear reactors « nuclearnews

The facts about thorium nuclear reactors « nuclearnews

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Jan 28, 2017· Thorium reactors also produce uranium 232, which decays into an extremely potent highenergy gamma emitter that can penetrate one meter of concrete, making the ...

Thorium Energy World

Thorium Energy World

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Thorium Energy World News ... With these 5 reasons Thorium Energy has what it takes to ... is the Thorium documentary 'Thorium The Far Side of Nuclear ...

Why not thorium? |

Why not thorium? |

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The Fukushima disaster reminded us all of the dangers inherent in uraniumfueled nuclear reactors.

Thorium, Not The Nuclear Savior Claimed

Thorium, Not The Nuclear Savior Claimed

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The misinformation on thorium is highly promoted by the nuclear industry and various companies that want investment dollars for thorium reactors and fuel. This fairy tale being told about thorium is far from accurate and realistic.

Thorium Reactors: An Improvement Over Uranium?

Thorium Reactors: An Improvement Over Uranium?

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Supporters of thorium reactors argue that, since the thorium chain reaction does not produce plutonium, and its waste contains uranium232 and is therefore difficult to handle, thorium would be a difficult and inefficient way to produce nuclear weapons.

FailSafe Nuclear Power MIT Technology Review

FailSafe Nuclear Power MIT Technology Review

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FailSafe Nuclear Power. ... as well as a variety of nextgeneration reactors, including thorium moltensalt reactors, hightemperature gascooled reactors ...

Enter Thorium, the New Green Nuke WIRED

Enter Thorium, the New Green Nuke WIRED

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Uranium Is So Last Century — Enter Thorium, the New Green Nuke ... dozens of nuclear reactors in the ... a new generation of thorium reactors, ...

Thorium and the dream of clean nuclear power Yahoo

Thorium and the dream of clean nuclear power Yahoo

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Dec 20, 2013· These reactors could be much more efficient than most current nuclear plants, which extract between three and five percent of the energy in uranium fuel rods.

The mythologies of thorium and uranium | Greenpeace ...

The mythologies of thorium and uranium | Greenpeace ...

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The mythologies of thorium and uranium. ... The risks inherent in nuclear reactors are due to the massive concentrations of radioactive materials and the huge amount ...