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 Post subject: SVBR-100 development
PostPosted: Mar 31, 2013 1:38 pm 
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The Russians seem to be making progress with their lead-cooled fast reactor SVBR-100 and have commissioned a simulator (http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-SV ... 03134.html). Things seems to go much faster than in western countries, as a pilot unit of this reactor is scheduled to start in 2017. A couple of months ago, the lead-cooled fast reactor BREST-300 was announced to be built at Tomsk and to be operational by 2020.

It is regrettable that western countries show little determination developing these nuclear technologies and are investing in wind turbines instead. This also makes me wonder how many wind turbines have been installed or are going to be installed in Russia...


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 Post subject: Re: SVBR-100 development
PostPosted: Apr 01, 2013 5:23 am 
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The Russians don't have to worry too much about populism so are only interested in practical energy sources such as gas, oil and nuclear. This means they don't have to spend money on pointless wind turbine gadgetry to appease intellectual lightweight groups and the ignorant public at large.

And they haven't adopted the debillitating red-tape regulatory and political environment that has entrenched nuclear power in much of Europe and the USA. So near term nuclear innovation actually stands a chance in Russia. Success in these new reactors in Russia could help kick nuclear power policies in other countries out of their depressing trenches.


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 Post subject: Re: SVBR-100 development
PostPosted: Apr 05, 2013 1:16 am 
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USSR was a great power rival of the US. Russia inherited most of the benefits and resources of the USSR but is not burdened with the obligations. They are now wisely making use of their assets to become an energy superpower. Fast reactors are going to benefit the world in general and Russia as an exporter.


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 Post subject: Re: SVBR-100 development
PostPosted: Apr 09, 2013 1:33 am 
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http://www.iaea.org/NuclearPower/Downlo ... ysheva.pdf
You could install half a dozen and refuel one at a time. You could start with LEU oxide and replace with mixed nitride or carbide, when ready after reprocessing. Thorium-plutonium fuel may also be possible but recovered uranium or DU may render it unnecessary..


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 Post subject: Re: SVBR-100 development
PostPosted: Apr 28, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Cyril R wrote:
The Russians don't have to worry too much about populism so are only interested in practical energy sources such as gas, oil and nuclear. This means they don't have to spend money on pointless wind turbine gadgetry to appease intellectual lightweight groups and the ignorant public at large.

And they haven't adopted the debillitating red-tape regulatory and political environment that has entrenched nuclear power in much of Europe and the USA. So near term nuclear innovation actually stands a chance in Russia. Success in these new reactors in Russia could help kick nuclear power policies in other countries out of their depressing trenches.

I love your use of words. The words you have chosen are fitting, and accurate. Unfortunately try keeping your posts at a third grade level or risk alienating the "the ignorant public at large". Keep up the good work. I try to paraphrase your ideas into third grade level.

The Russians don't have to worry too much about ignorant people against nuclear energy. So Russia is only interested in practical energy sources such as gas, oil and nuclear. This means they don't have to spend money on pointless 1800s like wind mills. The windmills only make the college hippies and dumb environmentalists happy.

And Russia doesn't have the big government regulators telling the country what the best choice is. The big government regulators have already taken over most of Europe and USA. Maybe with these new Russian reactors, the other countries will learn some ideas and see how well nuclear works with the right leadership.


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