Thorium-Fuel

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Name: Thorium-Fuel
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 2 reports

Cambodia farmers living on the edge - The National

A reader says the Khmers who had earlier faced the onslaught of the Pol Pot regime are now facied with the unbridled forces of the global economy. Other topics: C-section, thorium fuel, flying, The ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

LETTER FROM CHINA: Chinese plan to develop new reactors may benefit the world

CHINA’s electricity usage and net oil imports (liquid fuel imports minus domestic production) are already at world-record levels, as questions regarding its energy security become more relevant considering its positive long-term growth outlook. It seems ... [Published BDlive - Apr 03 2014]
Entities: Reactor, China, Thorium-Fuel
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

China working on uranium-free nuclear plants in attempt to combat smog

China working on uranium-free nuclear plants in attempt to combat smogBeijing brings forward deadline for world's first thorium-fuelled facility in attempt to break reliance on fossil fuels http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/19/china-uranium-nuclear-plants-smog-thorium ... [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Thorium: a safer nuclear power

In the same month as the Three Mile Island and Fukushima nuclear disasters, China announces it is speeding up its research into so-called molten salt reactors that can run on thorium. If it succeeds, it would create a cheaper, more efficient, and safer ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Exposing the thorium myth

26th March 2014Thorium and uranium represent the heaviest naturally occurring elements on Earth.Both were named after ancient gods: Uranus was the principal Greek god of the sky while Thor was the Norse (and broadly Germanic) god of thunder.There's a ... [Published Ecologist - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 3 reports

The mythologies of thorium and uranium

Thorium and uranium represent the heaviest naturally occurring elements on Earth. Both were named after ancient gods: Uranus was the principal Greek god of the sky while Thor was the Norse (and broadly Germanic) god of a thunder.There's a modern mythology ... [Published Greenpeace USA - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

'Russian nuclear reactors in Sweden a hard sell'

The Ringhals reactor park in Sweden. File: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TTPublished: 21 Mar 2014 08:59 GMT+01:00Updated: 21 Mar 2014 08:59 GMT+01:00As Sweden looks at adding to its nuclear reactor fleet, a new review pinned hopes on buying Canadian-made reactors. ... [Published The Local Sweden - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 5 reports

Beijing brings forward date for uranium-free nuclear power plant

BEIJING — China has brought forward its deadline for the world’s first thorium-fuelled facility as part of moves to break its reliance on fossil fuels.To reduce the number of coal-fired plants, the government has advanced by 15 years the deadline to develop ... [Published Today Online - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

China working on new uranium-free nuclear plant

China is reportedly investing on a new nuclear power plant using the radioactive element thorium instead of uranium in an attempt to reduce fossil fuel consumption and cut air pollution. According to Press TV, a report said on Wednesday that Beijing has ... [Published IRIB World Service - Mar 20 2014]
Entities: Nuclear, Thorium, China
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

NEW REPORT: Consensus on energy never more important as UK enters ‘defining decade’ for nuclear

New report by Carbon Connect follows inquiry chaired by former Energy Minister, Charles Hendry MP, and Shadow Energy Minister, Baroness Bryony Worthington. Finds political consensus on energy never more important as now, in this defining decade for nuclear ... [Published Process Industry Informer - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

Per Peterson: key requirements for new reactor designs, what about thorium?

More from the reddit.com Science AMA Series with members of the UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering. Aside from “Can I still eat fish from the contaminated Pacific” the dominant questions seemed to be variations of “is thorium the answer?”. ... [Published SeekerBlog - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Feb 28 2014 - Updated Feb 28 2014 - 1 reports

Proposed Bill Would Revive U.S. Rare Earths Industry

Attempting to solve two energy security crises at a single stroke, Missouri senator Roy Blunt in early February introduced the National Refining Cooperative Act of 2014 (NRECA), which would create a federally chartered corporation to build and operate ... [Published Pike Research - Feb 28 2014]

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World stocks indicate the abundance of DU is estimated at 1.2 million tonnes, according to a report from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, "Management of Depleted Uranium: A Joint Report by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency" with an expectation to grow further as nuclear power capacity is increased...
...fluoride thorium reactor), the continuous pyro-processing / electro-refining technologies intrinsic to the design (if they ever actually work) "could generate streams of U-233 very low in U-232 at a purity well above weapons grade as currently defined."
...CSG industry exaggerates economic benefits 2014/03/18: ABC(Au): CSG industry ‘exaggerates’ economic benefits: [[Australia Institute] report [ "Fracking the future: busting industry myths about coal seam gas'] 2014/03/18: RNE: CSG survey says Australians want transparency, control 2014/03/17: TheConversation: Three myths the coal seam gas industry wants you to believe"
"I can't imagine any electricity company taking that debate with the public" nuclear physics professor Blomgren underlined

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Cambodia farmers living on the edge - The National [Published Big News Network - Apr 20 2014]
Cambodia farmers living on the edge [Published Abu Dhabi National - Apr 20 2014]
Explaining the Nuclear Fuel Cycle [Published Power Engineering - Apr 17 2014]
LETTER FROM CHINA: Chinese plan to develop new ... [Published BDlive - Apr 03 2014]
China working on uranium-free nuclear plants in... [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - Mar 28 2014]
Thorium: a safer nuclear power [Published Christian Science Monitor - Mar 28 2014]
Exposing the thorium myth [Published Ecologist - Mar 26 2014]
The mythologies of thorium and uranium [Published Greenpeace USA - Mar 24 2014]
Another Week of Global Warming News, March 23, ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Mar 24 2014]
The mythologies of thorium and uranium [Published Greenpeace news - Mar 24 2014]
The mythologies of thorium and uranium [Published The Greenpeace weblog - Mar 24 2014]
'Russian nuclear reactors in Sweden a hard sell' [Published The Local Sweden - Mar 21 2014]
Beijing brings forward date for uranium-free nu... [Published Today Online - Mar 20 2014]
China Going All-out for Future Energy [Published The Guardian Express - Mar 20 2014]
Thorium: The Artisanal Nuclear Energy [Published NEI Nuclear Notes - Mar 20 2014]
Emergency pollution measures: China steps up de... [Published SmartPlanet - Mar 20 2014]
What are benefits of thorium energy? [Published Telegraph - Mar 20 2014]
China working on new uranium-free nuclear plant [Published IRIB World Service - Mar 20 2014]
NEW REPORT: Consensus on energy never more impo... [Published Process Industry Informer - Mar 18 2014]
Per Peterson: key requirements for new reactor ... [Published SeekerBlog - Mar 14 2014]
Proposed Bill Would Revive U.S. Rare Earths Ind... [Published Pike Research - Feb 28 2014]
Alvin Weinberg’s liquid fuel reactors [Published Atomic Insights - Feb 06 2014]
Thorium fueled engine [Published Boing Boing - Nov 04 2013]
Nuclear power; the No. 1 weapon to fight glob... [Published Greenfield Town Crier - Oct 18 2013]
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China working on uranium-free nuclear plants in... [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - Mar 28 2014]
China working on uranium-free nuclear plants in attempt to combat smogBeijing brings forward deadline for world's first thorium-fuelled facility in attempt to break reliance on fossil fuels http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/19/china-uranium-nuclear-plants-smog-thorium ...
Another Week of Global Warming News, March 23, ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Mar 24 2014]
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Information Overload is Pattern RecognitionEquinox EditionMarch 23, 2014 Chuckles , COP20+ ...
The mythologies of thorium and uranium [Published Greenpeace news - Mar 24 2014]
Thorium and uranium represent the heaviest naturally occurring elements on Earth. Both were named after ancient gods: Uranus was the principal Greek god of the sky while Thor was the Norse (and broadly Germanic) god of a thunder. There's a modern ...
The mythologies of thorium and uranium [Published The Greenpeace weblog - Mar 24 2014]
Thorium and uranium represent the heaviest naturally occurring elements on Earth. Both were named after ancient gods: Uranus was the principal Greek god of the sky while Thor was the Norse (and broadly Germanic) god of a thunder. There's a modern ...
Thorium: The Artisanal Nuclear Energy [Published NEI Nuclear Notes - Mar 20 2014]
While reading an article touting the benefits of thorium as a fuel for nuclear reactors, author Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry veered into this paragraph: Within the energy analysis community, nuclear advocates are one hipster subset. But as always when ...
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