Reduction of plutonium inventory with fast neutrons breeders
An advantage of fast neutron reactors (FNR) would be to reduce the future inventory of plutonium and actinides. On the left, taking the case of a 60 Gigawatts open-cycle park with PWRs without recycling, plutonium and actinides would accumulate at a rate of 13 and 1.5 tonnes per year. On the right, it has been assumed that the same electrical power is provided only solely of FNR. In this very hypothetical scenario, plutonium and actinides would be recycled. The inventory of plutonium would stabilize at 800 tons and that of actinides would be very small.
N2P3 (Source des données : Clefs CEA)