Rod Adams, Atomic energy expert with small nuclear plant operating and design experience. Financial, strategic, and political analyst. It’s time to move from repeated bipartisan efforts to permanently kill the FFTF, Fast Flux Test Facility, to a broad-based effort to recognize value and restore the facility that our parents built and carefully put away in case we might need it.
Rosatom, Pocatom - The BN-800 reactor is a sodium-cooled fast breeder reactor, built at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station, in Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Designed to generate electrical power of 880 MW in total, the plant is the final step to the commercial plutonium cycle breeder. It is planned to start producing electricity in October, 2014.
During the summer between high school and college, Peyton Williams responded to an invitation to learn a little about the benefits of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. His task was to study the book by Charles Till and Yoon Change from Argonne National Laboratory titled, "PLENTIFUL ENERGY - The Story of the Integral Fast Reactor. The complex history of a simple reactor technology, with emphasis on its scientific basis for non-specialists." He did a superlative report and we wish him the best in college and the future. Go Nuclear.
.The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM) manages approximately 700,000 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride at the gaseous diffusion plants located near Paducah, Kentucky. and Portsmouth, Ohio. It plans to convert the depleted uranium hexafluoride to a stable material. The conversion process will produce approximately 55 1,000 metric tons of depleted uranium oxide - a relatively stable form that can be handled and disposed of by direct burial or, potentially, used in various materials or products.