Fast Reactor BOR-60

Fast 60MW sodium-cooled reactor BOR-60 is a low-power NPP prototype. It transfers generated heat to the RIAR’s heat network and outputs electricity. This research reactor is used to test fuel cycle, sodium coolant technologies and a wide range of design concepts for fast reactors. Being a powerful source of fast neutrons, this reactor is used to study the effect of neutron irradiation on various structural, fuel and absorbing materials. The reactor was commissioned in 1969.