Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sri Lanka Nuclear Energy Project for power generation and peaceful use

Sri Lanka's Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) is in the process of exploring the possibility of using nuclear energy for future power generation. Cabinet approval would be sought shortly to initiate a program for Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Use!!!

Nuclear fission energy (generating energy by splitting atoms) is usually generated with Uranium or Plutonium, but Thorium could be enriched to a fissile Uranium isotope by bombarding with neutrons. Thorium is also believed to be more abundant than Uranium. Australia and India are believed to have the largest Thorium deposits in the World. In Sri Lanka it is believed that there are enough Thorium deposits.

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