Advanced Reactor Gets Closer to Reality

Technology Review published an article on the traveling wave reactor.  The fuel supply available for this type of reactor estimated to be enough to last for a million years according to Terrapower.

Terrapower, a startup funded in part by Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates, is moving closer to building a new type of nuclear reactor called a traveling wave reactor that runs on an abundant form of uranium. The company sees it as a possible alternative to fusion reactors, which are also valued for their potential to produce power from a nearly inexhaustible source of fuel.

via Advanced Reactor Gets Closer to Reality  РTechnology Review.

First Public Review of the 2011 AISC Nuclear Specification

from American Institute of Steel Construction:

The AISC 2011 Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities AISC N690 is now available for public review. The entire draft specification is available for your review by downloading the attached document. This is an update of the 2006 version of this document ANSI/AISC N690-06. This version of the AISC Nuclear Specification uses the 2010 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings as a baseline document and modifies specific portions of the Specification to make it applicable to the design, fabrication, and erection of safety-related steel structures for nuclear facilities.Comments are welcome on any portion of the draft in this first public review.

Their website also gives information for obtaining a hardcopy.

via First Public Review of the 2011 AISC Nuclear Specification.