The Promise and Peril of Thorium

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) The Promise and Peril of Thorium l OLIVER TICKELL   •   31 OCTOBER 2012 It's time to evaluate claims that thorium-fueled reactors can reduce ...

Thorium: Not Green, Not Viable and Not Likely, Oliver Tickell, June 2012

Oliver Tickell l   June 2012 Thorium: Not ‘green’, not ‘viable’, and not likely 1. Introduction "With uranium-based nuclear power continuing its decades-long economic collapse, it's awfully late to be thinking of developing a ...

Don't believe the spin on thorium being a greener nuclear option

Excellent article on why thorium reactors remain a pipe dream of a failing industry.

‘Without exception, [thorium reactors] have never been commercially viable, nor do any of the intended new designs even remotely seem to be viable. Like all nuclear power production they rely on extensive taxpayer subsidies; the only difference is that with thorium and other breeder reactors these are of an order of magnitude greater, which is why no government has ever continued their funding.’ Peter Karamoskos (ICAN)

The Ecologist l Eifion Rees  23 June, 2011

It produces less radioactive waste and more power than uranium but the UK would be making a mistake in looking to it as a 'greener' fuel. The Ecologist reports

In a world increasingly aware of and affected by global warming, the news that 2010 was a record year for greenhouse gases levels was something of a blow. 

With the world’s population due to hit nine billion by 2050, it highlights the increasingly urgent need to find a clean, reliable and renewable source of energy.

India hopes it has the answer: thorium, a naturally occurring radioactive element, four times more abundant than uranium in the earth’s crust.

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CCNR: Facts about Thorium, and Where thorium fits into the decay chain, and the byproducts that follow

Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility Gordon Edwards is the President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility Gordon Edwards on thorium reactors: Background:Uranium and thorium are "p...

Thorium Fuel: No Panacea for Nuclear Power

IEER/PSR Thorium Fact Sheet 2009 By Arjun Makhijani and Michele Boyd A Fact Sheet Produced by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and Physicians for Social Responsibility Thorium “fuel” has been proposed as an alternative to uran...


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