I think fast breeders generally use a liquid metal as a coolant. That is not nice to repair or refuel. It leaves a mess to cleanup in the end.
A light water breeder like that in the last Shipping Port reactor is a better bet that can be back-fitted into light pressurized water reactors. It bread Th-232 to U-233 and was proven to work in the late 1960’s early 70’s. Any fission reactor LEAVES A MESS for future generations, including the fast breeders. And they have less intrinsic nuclear (physics) safety than thermal light water reactors to avoid operating accidents. IMHO India and China do not have the managerial safety ethic to handle the large fission reactor technology they are betting on. I hope they give up and focus on LENR R&D. I would love to see their safety analyses for the new reactor. I bet it has all sort of holes similar to the design assumptions the Japanese folks found satisfactory for Fukushima. The first issue is siting it near a large population—idiocy IMHO. An exclusion zone of 100 km would be warranted to start with. Bob Cook . ________________________________ From: Adrian Ashfield <a.ashfi...@verizon.net> Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:43:08 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [Vo]: Fast breeder thorium reactor India about to step up its renewable energy game https://www.rt.com/business/407709-india-russia-nuclear-reactor/