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Question 1: ________ fuel must be at least 20% fissile, greater than the low enriched uranium used in LWRs.
Fast breeder reactorNuclear powerNuclear reactor technologyFast-neutron reactor

Question 2: ________ (D, IL) and U.S.
Roland BurrisJoe LiebermanDick DurbinHarry Reid

Question 3: The IFR fuel cycle's reprocessing by pyroprocessing (in this case, electrorefining) does not need to produce pure plutonium free of fission product radioactivity as the ________ process is designed to do.
TechnetiumUraniumHanford SitePUREX

Question 4: Research on the reactor began in 1984 at ________ in Argonne, Illinois.
Chicago Pile-1FermilabNuclear Energy (sculpture)Argonne National Laboratory

Question 5: The fissile material could initially include ________ or plutonium, from LWR spent fuel, decommissioned nuclear weapons, or other sources.
Nuclear fuel cycleNuclear powerEnriched uraniumNuclear reactor technology

Question 6: Unlike ________ reprocessing, the IFR's electrolytic reprocessing, at least of spent fuel itself, need not separate out pure plutonium.
UraniumPUREXTechnetiumNuclear reprocessing

Question 7: Another important benefit of removing the long ________ transuranics from the waste cycle is that the remaining waste becomes a much shorter-term hazard.
Radioactive decayNuclear fissionCosmic rayHalf-life

Question 8: Most world energy experts, including US Secretary of Energy ________, believe that renewables are not sufficient to meet the world's energy requirements, even in the US, and that nuclear must be part of the mix.
Douglas D. OsheroffSteven ChuRobert B. LaughlinSamuel C. C. Ting

Question 9: The other major waste component, ________, stabilizes at a lower level of radioactivity from long-lived fission products in a few centuries, rather than tens of thousands of years.
Integral Fast ReactorMolten salt reactorNuclear fission productRadioactive waste

Question 10: Argonne is a part of the ________'s national laboratory system, and is operated on a contract by the University of Chicago.
Energy policy of the United StatesUnited States Department of EnergyOffice of Energy Efficiency and Renewable EnergyOffice of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability


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