The Alvin Weinberg Foundation

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The Alvin Weinberg Foundation
Logo of The Alvin Weinberg Foundation
Named after Dr Alvin M. Weinberg
Founded 2011 (2011)
Founded at House of Lords, United Kingdom
Type Foundation
Focus Next-generation nuclear energy
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Stephen Tindale[1]
Mission "Working with NGOs, policy-makers, researchers and industry to lead the debate on the need for urgent research into next-generation nuclear energy in general, and thorium and Molten Salt Reactors in particular."

The Alvin Weinberg Foundation is a registered UK charity, operating under the name Weinberg Next Nuclear, that campaigns for research and development into next-generation nuclear energy. In particular, it advocates advancement of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) and other Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) technologies.[2]

It is named for Dr Alvin M. Weinberg, Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory between 1955–1973 and the main advocate of MSR development.[3]



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  1. ^ Ruz, Camila (25 September 2015). "Why does the UK need China to build its nuclear plants?". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Scott, Katie (16 September 2011). "Thorium: the element that could power our future". Wired UK. Condé Nast. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Clark, Duncan (9 September 2011). "Thorium advocates launch pressure group". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Launching The Weinberg Foundation". International Thorium Energy Organisation, IThEO. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Tindale, Stephen. "Why I have joined the Alvin Weinberg Foundation". The Alvin Weinberg Foundation. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Cookson, Clive (23 September 2011). "New life for forgotten fuel". Financial Times. The Nikkei. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Alvin Weinberg Foundation - Trustees". Registered Charities. Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  8. ^ Connor, Steve (23 February 2009). "Nuclear power? Yes please...". The Independent. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Lynas, Mark (2012). The God Species. London: Fourth Estate. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-00-737522-6. 

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