World Nuclear Performance Report 2017

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World Nuclear Performance Report 2017

Post by Helen22 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:12 am

Lots of useful info
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Re: World Nuclear Performance Report 2017

Post by GaryLt » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:19 am

Interesting. I see that the Beloyarsk (BN-800 sodium-cooled fast reactor) in Russia started up. Whst's in particular interesting is a paragraph in the report...

"The use of MOX provides the possibility of using the plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in a new cycle of energy generation while bringing the world closer to the absolute nuclear cycle closure. Due to the launch of the BN-800 and MOX fuel production, Russia will be able to meet its obligations to convert 34 tonnes of weapons-grade plutonium into peaceful nuclear fuel under the USA-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement of 2000."

Isn't this a great leap forward? Why did we not hear anything about it in the news?

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Re: World Nuclear Performance Report 2017

Post by Helen22 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:03 pm

Not sure what you mean by a great leap forward, but you are correct in saying that lots of nuclear events are not taken up and reported by the media, unless it's some accident, or something, that they can sensationalize.
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