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Chinese going for broke on thorium nuclear power, and good luck to them

Thorium promises to be safer, cleaner and cheaper than uranium and is much harder to use in nuclear weapons.There are ample supplies of the radioactive mineral. It is scattered across Britain. Scientists in Shanghai have been told to accelerate plans to build the first fully-functioning thorium reactor within ten years, instead of 25 years as originally planned. It can be done on a much smaller scale, at atmospheric pressure, without the need for the vast structures than encase uranium reactors.

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