Long term strategy emphasizes plutonium.


The aims of a long term programme for the development of nuclear energy, published by te Atomic Energy Commission in June 1982, are discussed. These include: the use of plutonium in thermal reactors; construction of a 600 MWe demonstration ATR; demonstration of plutonium recycle in LWRs; construction of the 285 MWe prototype fast reactor, Monju; construction of a 1200 t/y reprocessing plant; design of a demonstration centrifuge enrichment plant; and operation of a pilot plant for testing solidification and storage techniques for high level waste. (U.K.). Varley,-J.