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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A soft silvery-white tetravalent radioactive metallic element.

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  • These are mostly mined for the rare earths; the thorium is a low-value waste product.
  • Nuclear fuel, ie uranium and potentially thorium, is incredibly abundant and currently inexpensive.
  • Breeders can also be designed to utilize thorium, which is more abundant than uranium.
  • Should a different fuel - something called thorium - be used in our nuclear reactors instead? for more
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