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Hans Blix Calls on Scientists to Develop Thorium Nuclear Fuel


Science & Tech  (tags: Hans Blix, UN Weapons Inspector, Energy, Energy Policy, Thorium, Next Generation Nuclear, Nuclear Energy, Non-Proliferation, Zero Emissions, Molten Salt Reactors, No Meltdown )

Brian
- 67 days ago - phys.org
"Urging nuclear scientists to develop thorium as a new fuel, Blix also called on the nuclear industry to start powering reactors with thorium instead of uranium."



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Alan Lambert (89)
Saturday June 14, 2014, 1:44 am
Blix is, as usual, 100% right. Ever since I first read about the Thorium reaction and it's corresponding reactor, I've wanted to see it become an integral component of our energy future...
 

Brian M. (145)
Saturday June 14, 2014, 1:27 pm
As Blix correctly pointed out, "Blix said that the radioactive element may prove much safer in reactors than uranium and it is also more difficult to use thorium for the production of nuclear weapons."
 

GGmaSheila D. (152)
Saturday June 14, 2014, 6:57 pm
Too much money will be lost by the 1% if we make the change. Much easier, and more expensive, and more environmentally damaging, using unranium. That's the biggest reason they're sticking to all the fossil fuels. Thanks Brian, like the sound of this thorium. Will have to keep an eye out for Thor Energy's test plant.
 

Catman P. (913)
Saturday June 14, 2014, 11:22 pm
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