China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor

Shared by The Red Enviromentalist to China Environment on FB from Nature, 10 Sept 2021. Original Nature article shared here. If China‚Äôs experimental reactor is a success it could lead to commercialization and help the nation (and the world) meet its climate goals. Scientists are excited about an experimental nuclear reactor using thorium as fuel, which is about to begin tests in China. Although this radioactive element has been trialled in reactors before, experts say that China is the first to have a shot at commercializing the technology. The reactor is unusual in that it has molten salts circulating inside … Continue reading China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor