Thorium reactors could soon power Indonesia, Chile

Indonesia and Chile could soon deploy thorium-fueled reactors to feed their electricity grid and to power water desalination plants, according to a little known Canadian company that would provide them.

Thorium offers many advantages over the uranium that powers all of the world’s 435 commercial nuclear reactors. Among them: it’s safer, there’s about four times more of it on Earth, it leaves less long-lived waste, and it’s comparatively difficult to fashion a bomb from its waste.

Thorium Power Canada (TPC), based in Toronto, is in “advanced discussions” with Indonesian and Chilean authorities to supply a small thorium reactor to each country, said CEO David Kerr, who I spoke with via Skype recently.

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Posted May 29, 2013 by repit in News

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