Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Large fast reactor approved for Beloyarsk

Russia has advanced plans for a fast reactor at the Beloyarsk.

Large fast reactor approved for Beloyarsk:
"The government of the Sverdlovsk region of Russia has approved the construction of the country's first BN-1200 fast reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant."
The technical design of the BN-1200 is scheduled for completion by 2013, while the manufacture of equipment will start in 2014. Construction of the Beloyarsk unit is set to begin in 2015.
Fast reactors offer the prospect of vastly more efficient use of uranium resources and the ability to burn actinides which are otherwise the long-lived component of high-level nuclear wastes.
The entire article can be read at the World Nuclear News site:
Related (from July 2011): Chinese Experimental Fast Reactor grid connected

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