[ RadSafe ] Posting: Senate Report Language on Nuclear Energy

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Mon Jul 10 20:51:40 CDT 2006

It really was a shame to lose the FFTF. We have been developing  
materials for new reactors and have no facilities were they can be  
tested. While some testing can be done with heavy ions, there is no  
substitute for using neutrons.

I hope that the new facility at LANL is eventually built.


On Jul 10, 2006, at 8:43 PM, Jaro wrote:

> From: John Jacobus
> <SNIP>
> The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for the material
> test station at Los Alamos to support materials and
> fuel experiments using fast neutron spectrum systems.
> Without the use of the Fast Flux Test Facility, the
> United States has lost its domestic fast neutron
> source needed to conduct actinide transmutation.
> <SNIP>
> ....how unfortunate that the US lost the FFTF !
> ....what could possibly have caused such an unfortunate turn of  
> events ?
> ....when they build the replacement, I think it would be most  
> appropriate
> that it also be named FFTF. Maybe that way US tax payers will  
> completely
> miss the fact that they're paying DoE twice for the same thing :-)
>  Jaro
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