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In this section, the potential proliferation aspects of thorium based thermal and fast reactors are considered with reference to particular concepts described in this report i.e. thorium assisted Pu burning in PWRs (section 2.3.2), the thorium cycle in fast reactors (section, and thorium in PWRs with U make-up (section 2.3.1). The proliferation characteristics are determined through the use of a proliferation "metric". Details of this metric are given in section 2.6.4.

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Authors: PEERANI P, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);MAGILL J, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: An EUR publication titled "Thorium as a Waste Management Option" pp.117-131 EUR 19142 EN (2000) ISBN: 92-828-9253-0 Edited by: Gruppelaar H and Schapria J.P.
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