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Solvay and Areva sign thorium development deal

12:57 PM MST | December 27, 2013

Solvay and Areva (Paris) say that they have signed an agreement to develop new applications for the use of thorium, an element that is abundantly present in the earth’s crust and part of rare earth elements or uranium. Areva is a company that supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon dioxide. Through the extraction of rare earth elements from Solvay and Areva’s uranium extraction activities, both companies have inventories of thorium in France. The agreement between Solvay and Areva aims to define the conditions ensuring the responsible...

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