The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) have called for greater efforts to support the early deployment of innovative nuclear reactor systems to address climate change. The appeal came during the 14th GIF-IAEA Interface Meeting held last week. GIF – an initiative involving 13 countries – was set up in 2000 to carry out the R&D needed to establish the feasibility, safety and performance capabilities of next generation reactor systems, which incorporate major changes in design approaches, fuel, materials or systems configuration in comparison with existing technologies. The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency serves as the GIF technical secretariat. GIF has selected six reactor technologies for further R&D work, including the gas cooled fast reactor, lead cooled fast reactor, molten salt reactor, supercritical water-cooled reactor, sodium cooled fast reactor and very-high-temperature reactor.
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