Thorium is better fission fuel than uranium

Thorium is better fission fuel than uranium

Weak Signal's progress: basic

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 5 - Energy

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Knowledge for energy policy-making

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
before 2000

Weak Signal's description 
There is three times more thorium in nature in comparison to uranium. It is possible to get 40 time more energy from thorium in comparison to equel mass of uranium. Nuclear waste can be used as energy source in thorium reactors. Thorium reactor produces 1000-10 000 times less waste in comparison to uranium reactors.