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advances in thorium nuclear reactor

Advances in Thorium Nuclear Reactors

India and China have made considerable progress in developing thorium-based nuclear reactors, recognizing their potential as safer, more sustainable alternatives to uranium reactors. India’s program focuses on the Advanced Heavy Water Reactor using thorium and a small amount of uranium-233, while China’s involves pioneering molten salt technology in the Chinese Thorium Molten Salt Reactor project. Alongside, companies like Copenhagen Atomic are also advancing thorium technology, facing challenges like isotope production and corrosion-resistant materials.

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Uranium Mining for Nuclear Power

Uranium mining for nuclear power and for nuclear weapons continues to have geopolitical implications along with the energy needed to refine the uranium to be used. there are 15 nuclear myths including SMR, waste, and subsidies. The availability of uranium drives the future of the nuclear energy industry; an upper limit on uranium prices will

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nuclear waste problem

Nuclear Waste Problem

Waste from nuclear power plants is about 2kg per person per year. Small nuclear reactors, often promoted as a solution have 2 to 10 times that of conventional. Only Iceland has managed to develop a solution and billions are spent each year by all nuclear powers.

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nuclear smr reactors are still in development

Nuclear SMR Reactors

Nuclear SMR Reactors are small and modular and it is proposed they overcome 2 of the conventional nuclear issues, cost and refuelling. In reality, they are still a decade or more away from commericalisation and the value is yet to be confirmed.

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