Accession Number:

AD0648464

Title:

FAST BREEDER REACTORS AND THE SPREAD OF PLUTONIUM,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

Plutonium is expected in the not too distant future to become an important fuel for the generation of power in industrial countries and by the early 1980s, the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, France, West Germany, and Japan expect to have 1000-Mwe plutonium-fueled breeder reactors in operation. The change to fast breeders will eventually lead to the presence of rapidly multiplying stocks of plutonium. This study discusses the future role of plutonium and suggests the possible effect of its coming industrial importance on the control of fissionable materials. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering
  • Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE