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Slowly Accelerate Fast Reactor Development

February 5, 2015 by Rod Adams

In one corner: people certain that breeder reactors that can effectively use the earth’s supply of fertile isotopes should be pursued as rapidly as possible. In the other: people who are just as certain that those devices have been proven to be such failures that it would be absurd to invest any more in them.[read more]

Are Fast-Breeder Reactors A Nuclear Power Panacea?

August 6, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute

Plutonium is the nuclear nightmare. A by-product of conventional power-station reactors, it is the key ingredient in nuclear weapons. And even when not made into bombs, it is a million-year radioactive waste legacy that is already costing the world billions of dollars a year to contain. And yet, some scientists say, we have the technology to burn plutonium in a new generation of "fast" reactors.[read more]

Surfing the waves of misinformation about SONGS

May 7, 2012 by Dan Yurman

Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-Calif) wiped out in his remarks about the future of nuclear energy in his home state Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-Calif) is an avid surferThe perils of an incomplete technical briefing for an elected official were starkly apparent this week in California where a Los Angeles Congressman mixed up passive safety in GEN...[read more]