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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2009 7:45 am 
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They had an article in the NY Times (registration required) about a tour of the Hanford site in Washington State. There are some neat pictures in the slide show of the control room and such.If I'm reading the article correctly the B reactor made the Plutonium for the first atomic bomb.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/travel/escapes/04Amer.html?_r=1


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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2012 9:02 am 
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http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/06/0 ... posed.html
There is a talk about a new reactor with a new design at Hanford. It is also the site where a waste stabilization plant was proposed. It is a DOE land.
There are all the right conditions for a nuclear waste digester plant and the preliminary, a pyroprocessing plant. A plan to build these can be a plan B for Yucca. Nuclear waste funds could be really usefully employed.FLIBE energy could postpone the FLiBe based plant and go for a chloride waste digester system. The design could also create U233 for future thorium based successor plants.


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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2012 7:55 pm 
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The article talks about infra structure in WPPS 1 and 3. Its seems most of the LWR equipment was cannibalized long ago, so all they really have is concrete shells. Although for a LFTR what could we use there. A control room? Power distribution lines. Water rights? Are there enough walls to start a hot cell?

Another use of such a reactor there is to balance the load for the area wind turbines, which now have to shut down when the spring runoff is too large.


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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2012 12:51 am 
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At least land and the sanctions are there. Money is also there for dealing with the spent fuel. With DOE initiative, the technology can and should be changed. Fast spectrum MSR is the best solution visualized for disposal/re-use of used nuclear fuel. Also refer to Kirk's Simplified Waste Digester. It feeds on used fuel, produces power, does not add to waste and thanks to the ORNL report, is a ready plan B for Yucca.


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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2012 7:31 am 
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When you say "sanctions" did you mean "infrastructure"?


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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2012 11:24 am 
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More likely he means the hanford reservation is a restricted for nuclear use area. or set aside from the rest of the world activities. The old wipps sites would already have had an old license of some sort which maybe useful in getting another license for a different type of reactor.


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PostPosted: Jun 11, 2012 5:52 am 
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Old nuclear sites may not need land use change clearance. Safety needs always fresh look and clearance.


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