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Russia Will Test a New Sodium Fast Reactor and Reprocessing to Handle All Nuclear Waste

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Brian Wang is a business-oriented futurist, speaker and author of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is the sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com, a science-focused news site that...

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The MBIR is a sodium-cooled fast reactor with 150 megawatts of thermal power and will have a design life of up to 50 years. It will be a multi-loop research reactor capable of testing lead, lead-bismuth and gas coolants, and running on MOX (mixed uranium and plutonium oxide) fuel. NIIAR intends to set up on-site closed fuel cycle facilities for the MBIR, using pyrochemical reprocessing it has developed at pilot scale . This reprocessing could eliminate most nuclear waste and enable reuse as fuel. They can close the fuel cycle with the reactor and new pyroprocessing. Closing the fuel cycle

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