Keepsakes - Casa Lulu (with Kenny)
Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project
The Knoxville News-Sentinel announced today that the Tennessee Valley Authority is considering a new small modular nuclear reactor (
) designed by Babcock & Wilcox and to be built at the location where the old Clinch River Breeder Reactor (
) was to be built.
Cost overruns and a fear that the plutonium produced by the breeder could be stolen by rogue nations led to the demise of the project in 1983. Part of the cost overruns may have been caused by the expense of these souvenir coffee cups given to those of us who played even a minimal role in the project .