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Title: LMFBR conceptual design study: an overview of environmental and safety concerns

The US Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder (LMFBR) Conceptual Design Study (CDS) with the objective of maintaining a viable breeder option. The project is scheduled to be completed in FY-1981 but decisions regarding plant construction will be delayed until at least 1985. This report provides a review of the potential environmental and safety engineering concerns for the CDS and recommends specific action for the Environmental and Safety Engineering Division of DOE.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6475507
Report Number(s):
PNL-3511
ON: DE81028260; TRN: 81-013932
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; POLLUTION CONTROL; SAFETY ENGINEERING; DESIGN; FISSION PRODUCTS; HYDROGEN; LICENSING; LIQUID METALS; OPERATION; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; RECOMMENDATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SODIUM; TRITIUM; ALKALI METALS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BREEDER REACTORS; CONTROL; ELEMENTS; ENGINEERING; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FLUIDS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; LIQUIDS; MATERIALS; METALS; NONMETALS; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTORS; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210500 -- Power Reactors, Breeding