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Integral Fast Reactor (Rev #1)

Contents

Introduction

The Integral Fast Reactor almost made it into production. But the project was cancelled in 1994 three years before completion.

Key Features

  • The IFR recycles spent fuel from current nuclear reactors. Over 99% of the energy is left in the spent fuel and will provide all the energy the world needs for many centuries.

  • It is “walk away safe”, in that it is thermally stable and can’t melt down.

  • The IFR can safely convert plutonium into electrical energy.

  • It is claimed to provide the cheapest form of renewable energy.

References

Integral Fast Reactor, Wikipedia.

Science Council for Global Initiatives - IFR page

George S. Stanford interview