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The coal is burned with little processing cost. In contrast, I'd expect that extracting uranium and thorium from granite would be quite energy intensive. I wouldn't be greatly surprised if the energy used were comparable to the energy released in burning 10 times as much coal.

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by technopolitical on Tue Jan 9th, 2007 at 04:21:15 PM EST
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