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Title: A Clear Success for International Transport of Plutonium and MOX Fuels

Abstract

An Agreement between the United States and Russia to eliminate 68 metric tons of surplus weapons-grade plutonium provided the basis for the United States government and its agency, the Department of Energy (DOE), to enter into contracts with industry leaders to fabricate mixed oxide (MOX) fuels (a blend of uranium oxide and plutonium oxide) for use in existing domestic commercial reactors. DOE contracted with Duke, COGEMA, Stone and Webster (DCS), a limited liability company comprised of Duke Energy, COGEMA Inc. and Stone and Webster to design a Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) which would be built and operated at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. During this same time frame, DOE commissioned fabrication and irradiation of lead test assemblies in one of the Mission Reactors to assist in obtaining NRC approval for batch implementation of MOX fuel prior to the operations phase of the MFFF facility. On February 2001, DOE directed DCS to initiate a pre-decisional investigation to determine means to obtain lead assemblies including all international options for manufacturing MOX fuels. This lead to implementation of the EUROFAB project and work was initiated in earnest on EUROFAB by DCS on November 7, 2003. (authors)

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. COGEMA LOGISTICS, AREVA Group (France)
  2. Stone and Webster - DCS (United States)
  3. FRAMATOME Inc., AREVA Group (France)
  4. PacTec. Inc, AREVA Group (France)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WM Symposia, Inc., PO Box 13023, Tucson, AZ, 85732-3023 (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
21210681
Report Number(s):
INIS-US-09-WM-06395
TRN: US09V1109081143
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2006 Symposium - WM'06 - Global Accomplishments in Environmental and Radioactive Waste Management: Education and Opportunity for the Next Generation of Waste Management Professionals, Tucson, AZ (United States), 26 Feb - 2 Mar 2006; Other Information: Country of input: France
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COGEMA; FABRICATION; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; SAVANNAH RIVER; SOUTH CAROLINA; TRANSPORT; URANIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Blachet, L, Jacot, P, Bariteau, J P, Jensen, A, Meyers, G, and Yapuncich, F. A Clear Success for International Transport of Plutonium and MOX Fuels. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Blachet, L, Jacot, P, Bariteau, J P, Jensen, A, Meyers, G, & Yapuncich, F. A Clear Success for International Transport of Plutonium and MOX Fuels. United States.
Blachet, L, Jacot, P, Bariteau, J P, Jensen, A, Meyers, G, and Yapuncich, F. Sat . "A Clear Success for International Transport of Plutonium and MOX Fuels". United States.
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abstractNote = {An Agreement between the United States and Russia to eliminate 68 metric tons of surplus weapons-grade plutonium provided the basis for the United States government and its agency, the Department of Energy (DOE), to enter into contracts with industry leaders to fabricate mixed oxide (MOX) fuels (a blend of uranium oxide and plutonium oxide) for use in existing domestic commercial reactors. DOE contracted with Duke, COGEMA, Stone and Webster (DCS), a limited liability company comprised of Duke Energy, COGEMA Inc. and Stone and Webster to design a Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) which would be built and operated at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. During this same time frame, DOE commissioned fabrication and irradiation of lead test assemblies in one of the Mission Reactors to assist in obtaining NRC approval for batch implementation of MOX fuel prior to the operations phase of the MFFF facility. On February 2001, DOE directed DCS to initiate a pre-decisional investigation to determine means to obtain lead assemblies including all international options for manufacturing MOX fuels. This lead to implementation of the EUROFAB project and work was initiated in earnest on EUROFAB by DCS on November 7, 2003. (authors)},
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