Boron in nuclear energy
Safety, control, and shielding are key reasons why boron is used in nuclear power plants
Nuclear energy requires ultimate precision and control. Without it, a nuclear power plant’s safety may be compromised.
With its unique chemical composition, boron possesses special aptitude for absorbing radiation. That’s why boron is used in light water reactors—enhancing the shielding, control, and safety of the most critical stage in nuclear energy operation.
Because nuclear energy is a highly specialized industry, materials such as boron must conform to exceptionally rigorous purity, granulometry, and quality standards from a reputable supplier.
For years, many nuclear power stations have trusted U.S. Borax to meet the stringent expectations and demands of this sensitive sourcing challenge. As a global leader in refined borate products with proven nuclear energy experience, we can help you with high-quality products that balance your need to harness energy while maintaining unparalleled safety and control.