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UK Plutonium problem

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1
    I was curious to know the PF communities opinion on the recent press the UK has been generating in its choice on retrying a MOx plant or dabbling with a Fast Reactor Tech


    How would you all vote if you were in charge?


    I am for fast reactors since the industry needs the push but I am biased as a young person in the field.
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2012 #2
    I'd say they should go with the two pack of GEH Fast Reactors. Get rid of the plutonium and produce power while they're at it!
     
  4. Jun 5, 2012 #3

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  5. Jun 6, 2012 #4
    Why should we get rid of the plutonium (I assume weapon grade)? It was produced at horrendous expense. If we burn it now and then need it again (asteroid blasting?), we will need to make it again.

    What's the problem with just storing it somewhere secure?
     
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