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Which is better for nuclear- Uranium or Thorium?

April 30, 2012 by Charles Barton

My last post focused on the uranium as a renewable resource.This seemingly radical view, is supported by well known facts. The question then is, with the renewable nature of uranium, why should we need thorium?Although uranium is virtually infintly renewable in sea water, the amount of uranium that can be recovered from seawater may not...[read more]

IFR FaD 3 – the LWR versus IFR fuel cycle

February 15, 2010 by Barry Brook

(Yoon Chang and Barry Brook discuss the IFR over a good wine, June 2009). The following post in the Integral Fast Reactor Facts and Discussion series centres around two important diagrams prepared by Dr Yoon I. Chang – Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratories, a key figure in the development of the IFR between 1984...[read more]

Indian Nuclear Plans

November 24, 2009 by Charles Barton

The World Nuclear Association has published a long new account of the advances in the Indian nuclear program. Things are now moving very fast and three dozen reactors reactors are either planned or under serious consideration. Indian plans include light water reactors from Russia, France, and the United States, in addition to a locally...[read more]