CEFR is a fourth-generation reactor and China's first fast reactor
With a new Obama Administration panel focusing on reprocessing and other waste issues, interest in some quarters has shifted back to fast reactors
as a possible means by which to bypass concerns about the long-range storage of nuclear waste, IPFM cautions.
He also outlines how he thinks that future sodium cooled fast reactors
should be designed, based on the experience gained with EBR-II.
Advanced nuclear reactor designs, such as the Integral Fast Reactor
(IFR), could overcome many of the limitations of modern nuclear reactors ("A Nuclear Renaissance?
To date, the government has undertaken various activities toward FBR development, including the achievement of an experimental fast reactor
"Joyo" (initial criticality in 1977) and of a prototype fast reactor
"Monju" (criticality in 1994).
The new reactor technologies--the Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor
, the Sodium Fast Reactor
, the Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor
, the Molten Salt Reactor, the Supercritical Water Reactor, and the Very High Temperature Reactor--each have their proponents and their detractors.
The pair spent about seven minutes on their abortive search for the visitor centre before they spoke to a workman outside the entrance to the site's prototype fast reactor
The gas-cooled fast reactor
uses helium coolant directly to a gas turbine generator to produce electricity and would be a breeder reactor.
The first 'fast reactor
' was started in 1962, and in 1975 the revolutionary Prototype Fast Reactor
Twenty years of experience is available from the Argonne National Laboratory's 1970-1992 program to develop the Integral Fast Reactor
No engineer would propose a fast reactor
to make tritium from lithium which is a thermal neutron absorber.
While the administration would continue R&D to support today's commercial nuclear plants, it would end development of the next generation of reactors, including the "inherently safe" Integral Fast Reactor
project (SN: 1/26/85, p.
The latest decision concerning nuclear power is to pull out of the European programme of fast reactor
An insider said the bottle was found inside the former fast reactor
complex and staff were breath-tested.
Its fourth generation experimental fast reactor
will soon be connected to the national electricity grid.