Environment, waste, and resources

Ritsuo Yoshioka, Motoyasu Kinoshita, Lars Jorgensen, Magdi Ragheb

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, the following items are described for environment, waste, and resources, which are specific to thorium fuel cycle. Decay heat and radiotoxicity for thorium fuel cycle are compared with conventional uranium fuel cycle, at first. A rough estimate for ThorCon type Molten Salt Reactor is shown. At the end of this chapter, resource issue mainly on thorium is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolten Salt Reactors and Thorium Energy
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780081012437
ISBN (Print)9780081011263
StatePublished - Jun 24 2017


  • Decay heat
  • Environment
  • MSR
  • Radiotoxicity
  • Resource
  • Thorium
  • Waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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