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Hanford Site
Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF)

Photo Date: 09 November 1978
Photo Number: 094 005 001

The Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF), located on the Hanford Site in eastern Washington, is a 400-megawatt thermal reactor cooled by liquid sodium. It was built in 1978 to test plant equipment and fuel for the U.S. Government's liquid metal reactor development program. Although the FFTF is not a breeder reactor, this program demonstrated the technology of commercial breeder reactors.

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