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The main objective of this report is to review the present status of the safety case for the liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactor (LMFBR). A particular emphasis is placed on activities in Europe where the LMFBR has been progressively developed for many years, during which time systems have passed from small experimental plants to the 1200 MWe SPX-1. The LMFBR has been found to be an easily controlled plant with low impact on the environment and low dose rates to operational personnel. Aspects of reactor design and associated R & D that are required for LMFBR to be licensed and the progress made to meet these requirements are described. Fault conditions in the credible range can be dealt with safely. Also, measures to mitigate the consequences of more severe (but improbable) accidents are suggested.

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Authors: SMITH D, Colenco Ltd., Baden (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13021 EN (1990) 20 pp., FS, ECU 5
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1709-2
Record Number: 199011388 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en