John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: China, France, Russia, South Korea are countries with a bright future for nuclear power, even oil exporting countries have plans for nuclear power. The United States has minimal plans beyond the first generation of commercial power plants. This is disgraceful. The anti-nuclear organizations, spokespersons, and the public that agree with them can cheer for the moment. Modern societies need fossil fuels and nuclear power to prosper for the long term future. Things have to change and will.
Fast reactor development in the United States (Thomas Cochran, Harold Feiveson, Frank von Hippel) USofA26.Jan.2018
Thomas Cochran has been working with the Natural Resources Defense Council since the 1970s to stop the use of nuclear power, particularly the kind that uses most of the potential energy and produces the least amount of radioactive waste. Harold A. Feiveson is Senior Research Policy Scientist at Princeton University's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies. Dr. Feiveson's principal research interests are in the fields of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy. Frank von Hippel is Professor and Co-Director of Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.: This article chronicles the rise and fall of fast-reactor research in the United States.
Michel Gay: L'origine de la décision politique de l’arrêt définitif du réacteur nucléaire surgénérateur Superphénix de la centrale de Creys-Malville le 2 février 1998 s'apparente au battement de l'aile d'un papillon au Brésil qui aboutit à la formation d’un cyclone en Indonésie . Le résultat fut un désastre humain (pertes de compétences) et financier.
Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress: As part of the World War II effort to develop the atomic bomb, reprocessing technology was developed to chemically separate and recover fissionable plutonium from irradiated nuclear fuel. Federally sponsored breeder reactor development included research into advanced reprocessing technology. President Carter terminated federal support for reprocessing in an attempt to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons material. The Department of Energy now proposes a new generation of “proliferation-resistant” reactor and reprocessing technology.