Is Thorium as a fuel “a silver bullet for the nuclear industry”?

We provide here the text of an article by Oliver Tickell, Thorium: Not ‘green’, not ‘viable’, and not likely, which explains the both the advantages and disadvantages of using Thorium as the raw material for nuclear fuel. The article concludes that Thorium is not a viable alternative to conventional Uranium/Plutonium based fuels.


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