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Old Aug 23rd 2017, 04:52 AM
Tom Palven Tom Palven is offline
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Default Re: India's Fast Breeder Reactor

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Originally Posted by Michael View Post
This sounds pretty good, but from what I have read, I don't quite see the elimination of nuclear waste issue.
I don't understand the elimination of waste issue, or much of anything else about breeder reactors, but they're interesting.

This article says that fast breeders produce more fuel than they consume and are akin to akshaya patra, a goblet in Indian mythology that produces a never-ending food supply.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/59407602.cms

The article also says that breeder reactors are "notoriously unstable and difficult to run reliably over long periods," so we'll see how this one works out.
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