George Stanford, Ph.D., is a nuclear reactor physicist, part of the team that developed the Integral Fast Reactor. He is now retired from Argonne National Laboratory after a career of experimental work pertaining to power-reactor safety. He is the co-author of Nuclear Shadowboxing: Contemporary Threats from Cold War Weaponry.

by George S. Stanford, Gerald E. Marsh, and William Hannum


Article Highlights

  • Advancements in nuclear power should help the world move beyond fossil fuels.
  • In particular, spent fuel recycling with fast reactors would solve some of the most vexing problems facing conventional nuclear power.
  • Other benefits include reducing weapons proliferation risks and excess plutonium and uranium stockpiles.

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