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Yes, that breeder is out in the Idaho, in the Idaho National Engineering and Ecological Laboratory(when I worked there there was no "Ecological" in the name - methinks that addition was a reach for political correctness), ~840 square miles of desert, dotted with various experimental sites, primarily dealing with nuclear power.Originally posted by analog:
Recycling reactor fuel is possible.
The first reactor to make electricity in the early fifties was a "breeder" which can actually grow its own recyclable fuel.
You can visit it. It's near Craters of the Moon in Idaho and they give a great tour for free.
The recycling process got scrubbed because, as i understand it, Carter administration was worried about proliferation. Perhaps he knew we weren't socially ready for it. Waste-wise it'll be messy.
Wait a minute....Wasn't "Mr. Fusion" the little gadget Christopher Lloyd had on the back of the Delorean in one of the Back to the Future movies?!!Also posted by Analog:
Patent US3,386,883, which is for a tabletop Mr Fusion, might be a pointer.
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