I agree with many of the premises in Frank Morring, Jr.'s “High Hurdles” (AW&ST Aug. 6, p. 19). The last working breeder reactor in North America was in Canada and made medical isotopes. It shut down for routine maintenance several years ago, and I do not know if it was restarted. But we do know that Russia, Indian, Pakistan, Iran, Great Britain, Israel and even North Korea have breeder reactors. Only the reality of pollution and contamination at Hanford, Wash. [a mostly decommissioned ...
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