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Old 07-06-2019, 12:41 PM   #6141 (permalink)
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Retro-fitting Third Gen:

/hardware.slashdot.org/story/.../safer-nuclear-reactors-are-on-the-way
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In some of the variations, the zirconium cladding is coated to minimize reactions. In others, zirconium and even the uranium dioxide are replaced with different materials. The new configurations could be slipped into existing reactors with little modification, so they could be phased in during the 2020s. Thorough in-core testing, which has begun, would have to prove successful, and regulators would have to be satisfied.

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