- Aug 17, 2008
Yeah, unfortunately it is illegal to purify thorium from consumer products into a concentrated form. Thank the "Radioactive Boyscout" for that. So, either buy it as metal or as compound, but don't change one in to the other. Direct from the mouth of the NRC. They figure small elemental samples are OK, but if you can refine/purify material then you have the means to make a breeder reactor and then there is also the tailings (illegal) and contamination risk.
Didn't know this, thanks for the heads up. That kid was WAY over his head. I would personally never plan on doing anything like that but laws are laws, I guess.