At about the time the ERB-I was shutting down, ERB-II, a 20-megawatt sodium-cooled reactor
began to operate in Idaho, albeit five years behind schedule.
The report concludes: "The problems with fast breeder reactors make it hard to dispute Admiral Hyman Rickover's summation in 1956, based on his experience with a sodium-cooled reactor
developed to power an early U.
Sodium-cooled fast reactor system (SFR): The SFR features a fast-spectrum, sodium-cooled reactor
and a closed fuel cycle
Sodium-cooled fast reactor system (SFR)The SFR features a fast-spectrum, sodium-cooled reactor
and a closed fuel cycle.
The Toshiba 4S is a sodium-cooled reactor
with a high-tech, compact steam turbine secondary system.
General Electric would design a liquid metal sodium-cooled reactor
that would power the second nuclear submarine, the Seawolf.
GEH proposed to build its PRISM at Britain s Sellafield nuclear site and the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority said that GEH s sodium-cooled reactor
technology is a "credible option" for managing the UK's plutonium stockpile.
Pyroprocessing, one of the technologies used for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel and liquid sodium-cooled reactors
, was once touted as an effective method to reduce the volume of waste.
In 1959 the larger BR-5 was commissioned and acted as a testbed for the first sodium-cooled reactors
Liquid-metal reactor experience in the United States, Europe, and Japan has mainly been with sodium-cooled reactors
and has had no discernible learning curve.
Westinghouse reports it already operates as a supplier of decommissioning and dismantling and waste management services for gas and sodium-cooled reactors
, as well as pressurized and boiling water reactors.