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Thorium fuel has risks. / Ashley, Stephen; Parks, Geoff; Nuttall, Bill; Boxall, Colin; Grimes, Robin.

In: Nature, Vol. 492, No. 7427, 05.12.2012, p. 31-33.

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Ashley, S, Parks, G, Nuttall, B, Boxall, C & Grimes, R 2012, 'Thorium fuel has risks', Nature, vol. 492, no. 7427, pp. 31-33. https://doi.org/10.1038/492031a

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Ashley, S., Parks, G., Nuttall, B., Boxall, C., & Grimes, R. (2012). Thorium fuel has risks. Nature, 492(7427), 31-33. https://doi.org/10.1038/492031a

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Ashley S, Parks G, Nuttall B, Boxall C, Grimes R. Thorium fuel has risks. Nature. 2012 Dec 5;492(7427):31-33. https://doi.org/10.1038/492031a

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Ashley, Stephen ; Parks, Geoff ; Nuttall, Bill ; Boxall, Colin ; Grimes, Robin. / Thorium fuel has risks. In: Nature. 2012 ; Vol. 492, No. 7427. pp. 31-33.

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