05/30/2013 - 16:26

It's Time to Give Up on Breeder Reactors

Thomas B. Cochran

A nuclear physicist, Cochran is a senior scientist at the Natural Resource Defense Council's (NRDC)...


Harold A. Feiveson

Harold A. Feiveson is a senior research scientist at Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security.

Frank N. von Hippel

Frank N. von Hippel is a co-founder of the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a co-chair of...


Zia Mian

Zia Mian is a physicist at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security and as of 2015 co-chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials.

M. V. Ramana

A physicist, Ramana is currently appointed jointly with the Nuclear Futures Laboratory and the Program on Science and...


Mycle Schneider

Schneider is an independent energy consultant based in Paris. He has consulted for the Belgian energy minister, the French and German environment ministries, USAID and the French Institute for...

Since the dawn of the nuclear age, nuclear energy advocates have dreamed of a reactor that could produce more fuel than it used. More than 60 years and $100 billion later, that vision remains as far from reality as ever.