nuclear breeder

nuclear breeder

[′nü·klē·ər ′brēd·ər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which more fissionable material is formed in each generation than is used up in fission.
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IN 1995 the authorities in a small town near Detroit discovered a teenager attempting to construct a nuclear breeder reactor in his parents' potting shed, for his Boy Scout merit-badge.
The truth is far more bizarre: the Golf Manor Superfund cleanup was provoked by the boy next door, David Hahn, who attempted to build a nuclear breeder reactor in his mother's potting shed as part of a Boy Scout merit-badge project.