In response to under captioned article By Professor Chandre Dharmawardana.
Posted on April 22nd, 2012
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya Melbourne
Nuclear Plants in Sri Lanka and theÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Indian subcontinent
I wish to draw your attention to a Symposium held in Canberra in November of 2011.
The full discussion can be heard in the Video clip on this link.
Yes, we are no match to protest for the installation of Nuclear Reactor in the proximity of the Sri Lankan region but can we think big to have our own Thorium reactor in a suitable site in Northern area.
I believe India must be using Thorium as the fuel in the reactor. Thorium is available in abundance in India perhaps in Sri Lanka too, it has minimum or no risk at all.
- It is a plentiful mineral that can replace uranium as a fuel.
- There is no fear of a meltdown caused by plant failure or natural disasters.
- It does not produce any by products that can be used in weaponry.
- It can sustain the world’s energy needs.
- Existing nuclear reactors can be retrofitted for thorium usage.
- A thorium plant can use nuclear reactor waste as fuel.
- Ninety times efficient than Uranium with fraction of waste