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Discussions Discussion Nukes post-Fukushima
Axel H-Sweden, April 26, 2012

What do you think about thorium as a new fuel for the powerplants? Since it’s alot more common and alot more secure to use thorium as fuel. This is because when you create uranium-235 out of the thorium and then cleaves the core it creates alot less heavy substances that has a long half-life that is the reason for the massive amount of time that the nuclear waste has to be stored. Since you can use every little atom you don’t need as much thorium as uranium when thorium is used as a fuel. (Facts from a swedish science-paper).

Axel H-Sweden
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  • Axel H-Sweden Axel H-Sweden April 27, 2012
    It's a metal, number 90 in the periodic table.
  • Devon Polley Devon Polley April 27, 2012
    Is it unstable?
  • preston polley preston polley April 30, 2012
    Even if you can create uranium-235 out of thorium it still is a very expensive process.
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Axel H-Sweden

Mikael Elias Gymnasium Stockholm
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