Thorium slated as potential future nuclear fuel - More difficult to weaponize

10/31/2013 - 00:00

Nuclear scientists are being urged by the former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix to develop thorium as a new fuel.

The British government says it would be useful to increase the fuel options for nuclear operators, as thorium is believed to be three times more plentiful than uranium. It is also currently being produced as a by-product from mining rare earths.