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China’s construction moving ahead on CEFR ‘fast-neutron’ nuclear reactor

By / April 14, 2010

I just came across an interesting article from Nuclear Engineering International magazine from January indicating that China has broken ground and moving forward quickly on an experimental 65 MW fast-neutron nuclear reactor. The goal of the $350 million China Experimental Fast Reactor is to test and “accumulate experience on fast reactor design, construction and operation.”…

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Recycling nuclear waste at Argonne National Lab

By / January 13, 2010

  This video, produced by the Science Channel with the assistance of Argonne National Lab, discusses some of the work being done to perfect closed-cycle “fast” nuclear reactors. Nearly all reactors used for energy production are based on a light-water reactor model that are inefficient (fuel rods must be replaced after only 5% of the…

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