Fast breeder (NPP) nuclear reactors are set to go into commercial production: Russia plans to go into production in 2015, while every other nation has plans to eliminate nuclear power plants.
But what fascinates me most is that the fuel for these plants is not radioactive when it leaves the plant, and furthermore can be manufactured from nuclear waste. With nuclear waste disposal already a problem, why not commission a few more of these plants to get rid of the current nuclear waste stockpiles that no one wants to bury? And with increasing energy demands, perhaps this could be a new source of clean energy?
No nuclear waste: Fuel of future produced at Russia’s high-tech underground plant
Russia’s ‘Breakthrough’ energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world’s only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors.