Research & Development

Astrid Project / France ‘Drops Plans’ To Build Generation IV Prototype

By David Dalton
2 September 2019

The project could be revived in the second half of the century, reports said
France ‘Drops Plans’ To Build Generation IV Prototype
The Marcoule nuclear site in France. Photo courtesy CEA.
France’s nuclear agency has dropped plans to build a prototype Generation IV sodium-cooled fast breeder nuclear reactor known as Astrid, Le Monde newspaper reported.The newspaper said the Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) would suspend the 600-MW Astrid FBR project, which was planned for CEA’s Marcoule nuclear site in southern France. “In the current energy market situation, the industrial development of fourth-generation reactors is not planned before the second half of this century,” the CEA said, according to Le Monde.

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