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Nuclear energy: Thorium fuel has risks

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Simple chemical pathways open up proliferation possibilities for the proposed nuclear 'wonder fuel', warn Stephen F. Ashley and colleagues.

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  1. Stephen F. Ashley is a research associate in nuclear engineering in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

    • Stephen F. Ashley
  2. Geoffrey T. Parks is a senior lecturer in nuclear engineering in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

    • Geoffrey T. Parks
  3. William J. Nuttall is professor of energy in the Department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

    • William J. Nuttall
  4. Colin Boxall is director of Energy Lancaster, Engineering Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

    • Colin Boxall
  5. Robin W. Grimes is director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College London, London, UK.

    • Robin W. Grimes


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