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2008-10-04 12:00:18

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Harry Reid, D-Nev., are sponsoring legislation that would pave the way for thorium nuclear-fuel reactors in the United States. The bill, introduced in Congress this past week, could also potentially benefit two companies in Utah and Virginia. Passage of the so-called Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2008 would provide $250 million over five years to create a new oversight arm under the Nuclear Regulatory...


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2005-05-26 08:39:06

In geology, the mineral monazite is a reddish-brown phosphate containing rare earth metals and an important source of thorium, lanthanum, and cerium. It occurs usually in small isolated crystals. There are actually three different kinds of monazite, depending on relative elemental composition of the mineral: - monazite-Ce (Ce, La, Nd, Th, Y)PO4 - monazite-La (La, Ce, Nd)PO4 - monazite-Nd (Nd, La, Ce)PO4 The elements in parentheses are listed in the order in which they are in relative...

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