(Via Cambridge University) Nuclear power has long been a divisive subject in the energy world, while efficient, the inherent dangers of nuclear material mean that any idea of new plants being constructed is usually met with a less than enthusiastic response. A new project initiated by the United States Department of Energy, is looking into the viability of Thorium as a fuel source instead of Uranium. Engineers from Cambridge University are part of an international team being led by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Cambridge contingent’s participation is being paid for by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Read Cambridge University’s press release here.