Transmutation: the hybrid reactor or ADS option
In parallel with its participation in the future Generation IV fast reactors programme, France is also taking part in a study of hybrid reactors that can transmute actinides and long-lived fission products and therefore reduce their radiotoxicity. These reactors would combine a particle accelerator, which would provide a constant source of neutrons, with a subcritical reactor, which would multiply these neutrons to transmute the more troublesome radionuclides. CEA