Summary: analysis of alternative FBR development strategies

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This report summarizes the comparative evaluation of alternative strategies for the development of the commercial fast breeder reactor (FBR) in the United States. For planning purposes, a range of possible FBR development paths called strategies were selected for evaluation. These strategies, designed to be technically and economically feasible, were expressed in terms of the timing and nature of facilities/research and development programs required to reach full power operation of the first commercial FBR. Four of the seven strategies resulted in a large (1457 MWe) FBR as an end point, the other three in a 1000-MWe plant. Probability distributions were calculated ... continued below

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Burnham, J.B. December 1, 1981.

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This report summarizes the comparative evaluation of alternative strategies for the development of the commercial fast breeder reactor (FBR) in the United States. For planning purposes, a range of possible FBR development paths called strategies were selected for evaluation. These strategies, designed to be technically and economically feasible, were expressed in terms of the timing and nature of facilities/research and development programs required to reach full power operation of the first commercial FBR. Four of the seven strategies resulted in a large (1457 MWe) FBR as an end point, the other three in a 1000-MWe plant. Probability distributions were calculated for total strategy costs and time to completion. For the seven strategies analyzed, the costs (discounted 1980 dollars) ranged from $1.8 billion to $4.9 billion; the completion times ranged from 24 to 55 years.

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  • Other: DE82006112
  • Report No.: PNL-3600
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5647677 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5647677
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093745

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Burnham, J.B. Summary: analysis of alternative FBR development strategies, report, December 1, 1981; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093745/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.