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Russia to Build Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research Complex by 2017

RIA Novosti

15:51 21/07/2014

MOSCOW, July 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia's Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (RIAR) has received a license for the construction of a Polyfunctional Radiochemical Complex (PRC), according to NIIAR website.

'By the beginning of 2017, a new six-story PRC building, an administrative building, modular compressor stations, utility infrastructure will be built on RIAR's compound,' the statement said.

The PRC was designed as next-generation plant prototype for fast neutron reactor fuel cycle research and technology testing. Fast neutron reactors can vastly increase the efficiency of the nuclear fuel cycle by using the uranium-238 isotope recovered from recycling nuclear fuel after use in conventional nuclear power reactors. Only several counties have fast reactor technology, with Russia being the world leader in this area.

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