Fast Breeder Reactors

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Peak Uranium - Uranium Supply - Breeding - Fast Breeder
... A fast breeder, in addition to consuming U-235, converts fertile U-238 into Pu-239, a fissile fuel ... Fast breeder reactors are more expensive to build and operate, including the reprocessing, and could only be justified economically if uranium prices were to rise to pre-1980 values in real terms ... About 20 fast-neutron reactors have already been operating, some since the 1950s, and one supplies electricity commercially ...
India's Three Stage Nuclear Power Programme - Stage II – Fast Breeder Reactor
... In the second stage, fast breeder reactors (FBRs) would use a mixed oxide (MOX) fuel made from plutonium-239, recovered by reprocessing spent fuel from the first stage, and natural uranium ... of plutonium-239 is built up thorium can be introduced as a blanket material in the reactor and transmuted to uranium-233 for use in the third stage ... The surplus plutonium bred in each fast reactor can be used to set up more such reactors, and thus grow the Indian civil nuclear power capacity till the point where the third stage reactors using ...
... A breeder is a person who practices the vocation of mating carefully selected specimens of the same breed to reproduce specific, consistently replicable qualities and characteristics ...

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