Monday, November 7, 2011

UK Considers a Fast Breeder Reactor to deal with waste

New life for old idea that could dissolve our nuclear waste - Green Living - Environment - The Independent:

"The NDA has asked General Electric to come up with a detailed proposal, including costings, of how to licence and build a nuclear fast reactor on the Sellafield site to burn the plutonium stockpile without the need to first convert it to Mox fuel."
Fast breeder reactors promise to close the nuclear fuel cycle, by using the 'waste' of traditional reactors as fuel.

Writer Mark Lynas has a brief explanation of the importance of dealing with the waste issue.

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