BNFL key dates

1 January 2000

Reactor selection requirements and criteria
Chemical compatibility of coolant with primary loop materials and fuel
Coolant molecular stability at operating temperatures in a radiation environment
Pressure requirements for primary loop
Nuclear requirements: parasitic neutron capture, neutron activation, fission product effects, gas buildup, and so on
Basic feasibility, general development requirements, and development risk
Safety
Operational issues
Capital costs
Intermediate loop compatibility



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