Have you read Tom Blees's book yet. I must say, it is very impressive -- so much so that I have changed my mind on the technology issue. It does seem that IFRs could "save the planet". Not only this, but they could eliminate the nuclear waste problem (no need for Yucca Mountain). If we can get onto this quickly enough, IFRs could also eliminate the need for all but the most minor carbon tax (or its cap and trade equivalent). There is some very disturbing stuff in the Blees book, not least the possibility that, through the lies and misdirections of Clinton, Gore and Kerry, we may have lost the opportunity to solve the problem cheaply. History nay well judge these guys as much worse than Bush Jr.Integral Fast Reactor: Information from Answers.com
The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR, originally Advanced Liquid-Metal Reactor) is a design for a nuclear reactor using fast neutrons and no neutron moderator (a "fast" reactor). IFR is distinguished by a nuclear fuel cycle that uses reprocessing via electrorefining at the reactor site. The U.S. Department of Energy built a prototype (the Experimental Breeder Reactor II), but the IFR project was canceled by the US Congress in 1994, three years before completion.