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Guardian front page, Tuesday 22 May - Reprieve for nuclear reactors puts energy plans in doubt www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/21/nuclear-reactor-reprieve-energy-plans-doubt?CMP=SOCNETIMG8759I

Diagram of Thorium, an alternative fissionable element suitable for nuclear energy production.

Diagram of Thorium, an alternative fissionable element suitable for nuclear energy production.

How Nuclear Power Works

This diagram shows all the parts of a nuclear reactor. Take a tour of the inside of a nuclear power plant.

It could provide clean, cheap, inexhaustible power to the world. So why haven't we figured it out yet?

It could provide clean, cheap, inexhaustible power to the world. So why haven't we figured it out yet?

Modern day Chernobyl, this is where the workers and their families lived, hence the fair for the kiddies.

Modern day Chernobyl, this is where the workers and their families lived, hence the fair for the kiddies.