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.
Breeder Reactors. The breeder reactor program is integral to the second stage of India's three-stage nuclear development plan.
It would be very expensive to produce that much plutonium from scratch; by 1990, according to the D.O.E.'s fiscal 1986 budget request, the replacement value of the plutonium from the breeder reactor alone would be $1 billion.
Then India has got a plan of series of 1000 MW reactors of metallic fuel, that will form the backbone of electricity production by nuclear route in India," Kumar added.he 500-megawatt (MW) prototype fast breeder reactor, costing about 1.25 billion dollars is expected to start functioning by September 2011.
Commercial reactors operating outside the United States include fast breeder reactors (FBR), pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR), and gas-cooled reactors (GCR).
(44) Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns told reporters in a press conference on March 2, 2006, that "India has agreed that in the future all of its future civilian power reactors, thermal reactors and breeder reactors, will be placed under international safeguards." (45) India's current breeder reactors--the Fast Breeder Test Reactor and the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor under construction--reportedly were not declared as civilian.
When the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) project died last year (SN: 11/19/83, p.
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.
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.
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.