natural uranium reactor

natural uranium reactor

[′nach·rəl yu̇′rā·nē·əm rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which natural unenriched uranium is the principal fissionable material. Also known as natural fuel reactor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As a result, Goldemberg argued, it would have been better for Brazil--without a reliable domestic enrichment capability--to opt for natural uranium reactors instead.
It would be far better, Goldemberg suggested, to import less advanced natural uranium reactors that, "while considered obsolete by others, would be perfectly adequate" for Brazil's needs, and could serve as a basis for the development of an indigenous nuclear industry on Brazil's terms.