Thorium Could Trigger a Nuclear Renaissance, Given its Many Advantages Over Uranium

- February 24th, 2011

Professor Eben Mulder tells Mining Weekly. that rare earth by-product thorium could trigger a nuclear renaissance as the mineral offers the opportunity to assuage concerns surrounding waste management and proliferation in the provision of nuclear energy.

Professor Eben Mulder tells Mining Weekly. that rare earth by-product thorium could trigger a nuclear renaissance as the mineral offers the opportunity to assuage concerns surrounding waste management and proliferation in the provision of nuclear energy.

The editorial is quoted as saying:

He explains that the world and South Africa are starting to focus on the potential of thorium, which holds a number of advantages over uranium. “Fuel from thorium burns longer than uranium in a reactor, producing more energy in a unit mass,” he says.

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