Fast Breeder Reactors in France

  title={Fast Breeder Reactors in France},
  author={Mycle Schneider},
  journal={Science \& Global Security},
  pages={36 - 53}
  • M. Schneider
  • Published 8 June 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Science & Global Security
France is the only country in the world ever to operate a commercial scale (1,200 MWe) sodium cooled, plutonium fuelled fast breeder reactor, the Superphénix at Creys-Malville. However, the French fast breeder reactor program turned out to be too costly and could never compete with light water reactor technology. Numerous technical problems, low uranium prices and massive opposition exacerbated the poor economic and operational performance of the fast breeder reactor. Superphénix only operated… 

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Spain joined the consortium in 1959. Most of these countries had nuclear weapons programs or ambitions at some point, including