breeder reactor

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a nuclear reactor that produces more fissile material than it burns

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Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) that a breeder reactor was possible but would be an immensely difficult task requiring substantial research and development.
Plagued by high costs, often multiyear downtime for repairs (including a 15-year reactor restart delay in Japan), multiple safety problems (among them often catastrophic sodium fires triggered simply by contact with oxygen), and unresolved proliferation risks, fast breeder reactors already have been the focus of more than $50,000,000,000 in development spending, including over $10,000,000,000 each by the U.
Commercial reactors operating outside the United States include fast breeder reactors (FBR), pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR), and gas-cooled reactors (GCR).
Attempting to combined reprocessing with breeder reactors to convert uranium in U.
When the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) project died last year (SN: 11/19/83, p.
Eugene Helms describes as "a breeder reactor for technologies and business opportunities.
He further added that the background for creating indigenous fast breeder reactor technology by including250 organisations.
Titled "Fast Breeder Reactor Programs: History and Status," the IPFM report concludes: "The problems (with fast breeder reactors) .
Since joining Westinghouse in 1972, Schwallie's assignments have included manager of core design for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor in Tennessee, engineering manager for the Advanced Energy Systems Division, and executive vice president of the Westinghouse Savannah River Co.
The Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Sekhar Basu has revealed that the country s maiden 500-MW prototype fast breeder reactor is ready to go critical by the end of 2014.
Matsuura, 77, will succeed Atsuyuki Suzuki who resigned from the top JAEA post in mid-May over the state-run agency's failure to properly inspect its Monju prototype fast breeder reactor.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): Chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar today said that India's second largest fast breeder reactor will be commissioned by year 2011.
Last week's accident occurred in the Tokaimura plant's experimental fuel fabrication building, which manufactures uranium fuel for a Japanese experimental breeder reactor at an enrichment level of 18.
The president of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the operator of the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor, resigned Friday over the state-run agency's failure to properly inspect the reactor, science and technology minister Hakubun Shimomura said.