Russian fast reactor technology will be ready for the world market in ten years, ROSATOM Director General Sergey Kirienko has told the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, according to a statement issued by the State Nuclear Corporation.
"The commercial terms will depend on many factors, but technological readiness can and should be achieved by [2025]," Kirienko said, according to Nuclear.Ru.
Noting progress in fast reactor technology at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant, Kirienko said U-238 - the most common isotope of uranium - could be recognised as a valuable raw material and no longer disposed of as waste.
Source: World Nuclear News