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Title: The use of thorium as an alternative nuclear fuel
Authors: Wilson, DJ
Keywords: Thorium reactors
Nuclear fuels
BWR type reactors
High-level radioactive wastes
Thorium carbides
Issue Date: Apr-1982
Publisher: Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Citation: Wilson, D. J. (1982). The use of thorium as an alternative nuclear fuel. (AAEC/E526). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Atomic Energy Commission.
Abstract: The use of thorium as an alternative or supplementary nuclear fuel is examined and compared with uranium. A description of various reactor types and their suitability to thorium fuel and a description of various aspects of the fuel cycle from mining to waste disposal are included. Comments are made on the safety and economics of each aspect of the fuel cycle and the extension of the lifetime of nuclear fuel.
Gov't Doc #: 382
ISBN: 0642597413
Appears in Collections:Scientific and Technical Reports

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