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Economics of uranium and thorium for the generation of electricity

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Abstract

Only a few years ago there was serious talk of the prospect that economically available supplies of uranium and thorium might restrict the development of nuclear power. Now the position is reversed and the state of technical development of nuclear power threatens to restrict the market for the abundant supply of these minerals. Uranium and thorium are essentially fuels well suited to the generation of large blocks of electricity. As such, they must be assessed in relation to competitive fuels -- coal, oil and natural gas and the other large sources, namely water power. The most relevant basis is therefore a study of the demand for electric power and the costs of available sources where this demand exists. (author)
Authors:
Publication Date:
Sep 15, 1958
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
AECL-704
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 19 refs., 1 tab
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; COAL; ELECTRIC POWER; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; NATURAL GAS; NUCLEAR POWER; OILS; THORIUM; URANIUM
OSTI ID:
21260733
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, Ontario (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA1000190011568
Availability:
Available from Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, Ontario (Canada) under report number. Also published in: World Power Conference, Canadian Sectional Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 7-11 Sep 1958, Section B_3, paper 133 B_3/2
Submitting Site:
CANN
Size:
8 pages
Announcement Date:
Mar 04, 2010

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Citation Formats

Lewis, W B. Economics of uranium and thorium for the generation of electricity. Canada: N. p., 1958. Web.
Lewis, W B. Economics of uranium and thorium for the generation of electricity. Canada.
Lewis, W B. 1958. "Economics of uranium and thorium for the generation of electricity." Canada.
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abstractNote = {Only a few years ago there was serious talk of the prospect that economically available supplies of uranium and thorium might restrict the development of nuclear power. Now the position is reversed and the state of technical development of nuclear power threatens to restrict the market for the abundant supply of these minerals. Uranium and thorium are essentially fuels well suited to the generation of large blocks of electricity. As such, they must be assessed in relation to competitive fuels -- coal, oil and natural gas and the other large sources, namely water power. The most relevant basis is therefore a study of the demand for electric power and the costs of available sources where this demand exists. (author)}
place = {Canada}
year = {1958}
month = {Sep}
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