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India leads world in Thorium research

world Updated: May 21, 2010 01:03 IST

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India is the leading country in the research of Thorium, a naturally occurring radio active metal, a US official has said, even as the there is a possibility of its use in nuclear reactors.

“Thorium is only used in an experimental and a research way, but in theory, it could be used for reactors. I think the country that’s leading the research effort is India, actually, which has large amounts of thorium and so they’re very interested in it,” Warren P Miller the Assistant Secretary Energy (Nuclear) said.