BN-800 as a New Stage in the Development of Fast Sodium-Cooled Reactors

@article{Poplavskii2004BN800AA,
  title={BN-800 as a New Stage in the Development of Fast Sodium-Cooled Reactors},
  author={V. M. Poplavskii and Alexander N. Chebeskov and V. I. Matveev},
  journal={Atomic Energy},
  year={2004},
  volume={96},
  pages={386-390}
}
The role of fast reactors in a strategy for developing nuclear power in Russia because of the inevitable exhaustion of natural uranium deposits in the foreseeable future is discussed. The BN-800 reactor, which is under construction and incorporates unique solutions – greatly enhancing the safety of the reactor – to technical and constructional problems, is examined. Cost assessments taking account of the complete life cycle show that fast reactors could be no more expensive than the most widely… 
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