Alan Waltar, nuclear engineer, Past President of the American Nuclear Society: This provides a very comprehensive, easy to understand history of fast reactor development around the world. Fast reactors are extremely important for the long term supply of electrical energy. The following countries have contributed to development of fast reactors: China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States
Alan Waltar, nuclear engineer, Past President of the American Nuclear Society: The majority of our citizens are aware of the contributions of nuclear technology to the production of electricity via commercial nuclear power plants. But most are unaware that the impact of this technology is even greater for non-power applications. The world of medicine, agriculture, and modern industry has been substantially improved by the harnessing of radioisotopes, and new applications continue to make major humanitarian contributions to our quality of life.