Today: 22.Oct.2017
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

This is an excellent educational video about the key technical points of fast breeder reactors, namely the fuel design and fuel recycling. The video is about the highly successful Integral Fast Reactor program at Argonne National Laboratory in the 1980s and 1990s. Anti-nuclear activists worked for decades to stop breeder reactor development. They succeeded through President Bill Clinton. The Russians and Chinese are pressing ahead to use this technology. Never has a leader of any nation abandoned such a vast amount of energy resources as did the United States when it stopped the fast breeder reactor program in the 1990s.

Leonard Koch - Pioneer in fast breeder reactor technology. Video interview about Experimental Breeder Reactor I, EBR I.

Duncan Hawthorne - Bringing four units back online and extending the life of four sister units has made the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station the largest operating nuclear plant in the world, 6,300 MWe capacity. The investments to bring the plant back to full power have also helped enable the province’s phase-out of all coal generation.