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I believe in breeders, yet I cannot defend superphenix as anything else than a good lesson as to "bad design choices for breeders". I would gladly have a nuclear plant in my back yard, but certainly not one with hundreds of tons of liquid sodium !! All breeders based on sodium cooling (including IFR, whatever the promises of waste elimination it holds) are nuts, that's my deepest feeling.

We need to do research into thorium breeding, which doesn't require sodium cooling, or otherwise separate the breeding from the electricity production: if breeding plutonium, don't try recover the heat with such a calamitous fluid.

by Pierre on Fri Jun 9th, 2006 at 10:39:10 AM EST
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