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Title: Analysis of the implications of the USSR providing reprocessing and MOX fabrication services to other countries

Abstract

This brief analysis, which is based on unclassified sources, seeks to identify what some of the implications would be if the Soviets started to move actively to try to provide reprocessing and MOX fabrication services to the US and other countries. While information on Soviet intentions is limited, it postulates that the Soviets would offer to reprocess spent LWR at competitive prices, fabricate the plutonium and reenrich the uranium, and sell these products back to the customer. Since it is not known whether they would insist on returning the waste from reprocessing or would be prepared to keep it, we comment briefly on what the implications of either of these actions might be.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Ogden Environmental and Energy Services Co., Fairfax, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
204276
Report Number(s):
LA-SUB-94-52
ON: DE96006871; TRN: 96:008792
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; USSR; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; SPENT FUELS; REPROCESSING; COST; POLITICAL ASPECTS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS; NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY ACTS; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; US DOE; PLUTONIUM; SAFEGUARDS; ACCOUNTING; ENRICHED URANIUM; GOVERNMENT POLICIES

Citation Formats

NONE. Analysis of the implications of the USSR providing reprocessing and MOX fabrication services to other countries. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/204276.
NONE. Analysis of the implications of the USSR providing reprocessing and MOX fabrication services to other countries. United States. doi:10.2172/204276.
NONE. Sat . "Analysis of the implications of the USSR providing reprocessing and MOX fabrication services to other countries". United States. doi:10.2172/204276. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/204276.
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abstractNote = {This brief analysis, which is based on unclassified sources, seeks to identify what some of the implications would be if the Soviets started to move actively to try to provide reprocessing and MOX fabrication services to the US and other countries. While information on Soviet intentions is limited, it postulates that the Soviets would offer to reprocess spent LWR at competitive prices, fabricate the plutonium and reenrich the uranium, and sell these products back to the customer. Since it is not known whether they would insist on returning the waste from reprocessing or would be prepared to keep it, we comment briefly on what the implications of either of these actions might be.},
doi = {10.2172/204276},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1994},
month = {Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1994}
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