Travelling wave nuclear reactor

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    Got exces U-235 laying around? Use it to fuel a new type of reactor that would never require refueling over it's life span.
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    Sounds promising, but how long is the life of containment estimated? It seems to run hotter than standard reactors, so that does seem to be a concern. Couldn't find any info on that.

    NEI Nuclear Notes: The Traveling-Wave Reactor

    From a safety standpoint, I believe I like the Hyperion Reactors.
     

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