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Fast Breeder Reactor Economics

  • C. Pierre Zaleski


The long-term incentive for the development of breeders is well known: better use of natural uranium in order to extend the potential of nuclear energy by a factor of 50 with given uranium resources, and in fact by a much larger factor, since also uranium resources from low-grade ores can be used economically in breeder reactors. Nuclear energy without breeders represents a relatively modest contribution to the world’s total energy supply; with breeders, it allows thousands of years of high energy consumption.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Pierre Zaleski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Geopolitics of Energy and Raw MaterialsUniversity of Paris-DauphineParis Cedex 16France
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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