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.
The breeder reactor program is integral to the second stage of India's three-stage nuclear development plan.
Profant says that the head end has been designed specifically to prepare spent fuel from the Hanford breeder reactor for the Purex plant.
he 500-megawatt (MW) prototype fast breeder reactor, costing about 1.
Commercial reactors operating outside the United States include fast breeder reactors (FBR), pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR), and gas-cooled reactors (GCR).
Eugene Helms describes as "a breeder reactor for technologies and business opportunities.
Tenders are invited for Carrying out the works of DCNs/FCNs/ and upcoming additional modification works of Fire Detection & alarm System at 500MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), BHAVINI
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.
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.
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has been carrying out a comprehensive R&D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past 30 years.
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.
Though the first reactor to produce any amount of electricity was the experimental breeder reactor at the U.