It's time to give up on breeder reactors

An article "It's time to give up on breeder reactors" in the May/June 2010 issue of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists summarizes the analysis in IPFM research report No. 8 "Fast Breeder Reactor Programs: History and Status."

The article by Thomas Cochran, Harold Feiveson, Zia Mian, M. V. Ramana, Mycle Schneider, and Frank von Hippel argues that after more than 60 years and $100 billion in research and development spending, the vision of plutonium-fueled fast breeders remains as far from reality as ever.

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