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But is it time to move on from the knee-jerk rejection of nuclear power in New Zealand?
Landscape painter Grahame Sydney doesn't hesitate. His answer is an emphatic "yes". Faced with the intrusion of 178 whirling-winged steel towers on the sweeping Central Otago vistas that define his canvases, Sydney has no doubt which is the lesser evil - a single nuclear power station or a nationwide "assault" of wind turbines
Decades ago, many countries abandoned the idea of using thorium as a replacement for uranium. But long-term proponents have always believed the thorium fuel cycle could make nuclear energy as safe and sustainable as possible.
But now there are new concerns pushing the thorium debate that revolve around secure uranium supplies and nuclear proliferation – these are encouraging research and development around the world. And then there are nations like India, which has said it aims to base its future nuclear industry on the fuel source.
Originally posted by sy.gunson
I wasn't aware that conventional nuclear reactors could be retrofitted to use Thorium ?