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Since 1977, Congress and the Administration have been in a stalemate over whether to terminate the Clinch River project. The President believes that the Clinch River liquid metal fast breeder reactor program should be terminated on the basis of: (1) nuclear proliferation concerns; (2) a diminished need for commercial liquid metal fast breeder reactor facilities; and (3) the Clinch River project's technical obsolescence, small size, and large costs.

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