We now turn to the most difficult lecture of this series concerning fast breeder reactors because we are now going to discuss questions which are not scientific, not technical nor even economic; we are going to discuss a range of issues which, in recent years, have alarmed some members of the general public about the use of fast reactors. In short, we shall consider the emotional question of the “plutonium economy”. Opponents to fast reactors do not always make their points clear but so far as we are able to understand them, the “social” objections to the fast reactor fall into one or all of six areas.
KeywordsFast Reactor Nuclear Weapon Thermal Reactor Advanced Country Fission Process
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