fast-breeder reactor


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fast-breeder reactor

a nuclear reactor that uses little or no moderator and produces more fissionable material than it consumes
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The government said it would search to develop a commercial fast-breeder reactor before 2050 in the Basic Energy Plan compiled in 2010.
According to experts the fast-breeder reactor, being built by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (Bhavini), is one of the key projects of India's three-stage nuclear power programme.
Japan aims to put fast-breeder reactors into commercial use around 2050.
Japan has spent three decades developing fast-breeder reactors, which produce more nuclear fuel than they consume, in an effort to rescue itself from its near-total dependence on imported oil and uranium.
TOKYO - Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Monday called for a study to look into the future of the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor as part of the government's review of national energy policy in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
He also spearheaded the development of the Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant -- the nation's first large fast-breeder reactor -- by a consortium of utilities, equipment manufacturers, and engineering and research groups, and worked to promote the use of nuclear energy around the world.
The central government gave the green light to the MOX plan in February 1997 as a stopgap measure to utilize Japan's plutonium supply, after a 1995 leakage accident at the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor, located in Fukui Prefecture, effectively stalled a plan to establish a nuclear fuel cycle.
Part of the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor halted last weekend due to human error, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said late Friday on the heels of an effective ban on restarting the reactor due to the operator's deteriorating safety culture.
In the plan, scheduled to last five years starting fiscal 1998, which ends March 31, the agency and the governmental Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute will help Russia burn the plutonium using the institute's fast-breeder reactor.
TSURUGA, Japan - Part of the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor halted last weekend due to human error, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said late Friday on the heels of an effective ban on restarting the reactor due to the operator's deteriorating safety culture.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday officially decided to prohibit the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor from being put online, dashing the operator's hopes of restarting the facility by the end of next March.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Thursday issued an order that effectively prohibits the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor from restarting until the operator improves its safety management system.