Russia Starts Building World’s Largest MBIR Fast Neutron Nuclear Reactor

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DIMITROVGRAD (Sputnik) – The Russian State Scientific Center Research Institute of Atomic Reactors has given a site on its territory for the MBIR, which is expected to be put into operation by 2020.

The MBIR will be the most powerful among all existing and planned research reactors in the world. The heat capacity of the new reactor, which will primarily use sodium as a coolant, will be about 150 megawatts.

Unlike today’s reactors, which slows down neutrons, the new reactor will allow them to run fast, producing much less waste and potentially breeding new fuel in the process.

Full article: Russia Starts Building World’s Largest MBIR Fast Neutron Nuclear Reactor (Sputnik News)

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