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Old 02-24-2019, 03:18 PM   #5103 (permalink)
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Today on Slashdot: Material Can Soak Up Uranium From Seawater

Comments suggest that the cost is within the range of fluctuation of land-based mining of Uranium. But....

And of course, with Thorium we have far larger reserves than Uranium and since we burn up the common isotope of Thorium we end up with far more energy per amount of raw material and a 300 years supply of the stuff is sitting around in slag heaps across the world and that doesn't count all the huge piles of the stuff near every rare earth mine. So no, there is no way we are running out of nuclear fuel anytime soon. Try doing this with any other energy source and you either get climate change (fossil fuels) or you have to ramp up mining to an absurd degree to get the raw materials you need.
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