By Thomas B. Cochran, Harold A. Feiveson, Zia Mian, M. V. Ramana, Mycle Schneider, Frank N. von Hippel, May 1, 2010
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.
Read more: It’s Time to Give Up on Breeder Reactors
Issue: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 66 Issue 3
A nuclear physicist, Cochran is a senior scientist at the Natural Resource Defense Council's (NRDC) Nuclear Program and a member of the Energy Department's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee....
Harold A. Feiveson is a senior research scientist at Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security....
Zia Mian is a physicist and co-director of Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, where he also directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia. He received...
Ramana is the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the Liu Institute for Global Issues in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of Britis...
Schneider is an independent energy and nuclear policy consultant based in Paris. He has consulted for, among others, the Belgian energy minister, the French and German environment ministries...
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 th...
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