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Forum to explore thorium as abundant source of clean energy

enefits of Thorium (Dr. Jeffery Latkowski)
While current nuclear technology does not affect the global climate, the environmental costs of the uranium oxide fuel have been a significant public concern. This session will provide an overview of the environmental benefits of thorium vis--vis current nuclear technology.

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Thorium's Role in Safety and National Security (Dr. Andrey Mushakov, Dr. Kenneth Ricci)
One of the critical advantages of thorium over uranium is the reduction in radioactive waste available for nuclear proliferation. A 2000 report by the International Atomic Energy Agency outlined the benefits thorium offers in contrast to uranium. This session will provide an overview of thorium and nuclear waste, and will spotlight how two companies are addressing this issue in both the U.S. and Russia.

2:00 p.m. Economic Benefits and Commercial Applications of Thorium (H.A. D'Auvergne)
For decades scientists have recognized thorium's usefulness as a fuel, but until recently the technology and economics to make a transition to thorium as a viable energy alternative did not exist. Today, companies such as DBI and Thorium Power Ltd. are leading the way in developing commercial applications for thorium as a viable energy alternative. This session will explore these new technologies and their commercial applications.

2:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Question/Answer


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Contact: Robin Buckley
robin@buckleykaldenbach.com
703-533-9805
Buckley & Kaldenbach, Inc.
15-Nov-2006


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