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Title: Management of super-grade plutonium in spent nuclear fuel

Abstract

This paper examines the security and safeguards implications of potential management options for DOE's sodium-bonded blanket fuel from the EBR-II and the Fermi-1 fast reactors. The EBR-II fuel appears to be unsuitable for the packaging alternative because of DOE's current safeguards requirements for plutonium. Emerging DOE requirements, National Academy of Sciences recommendations, draft waste acceptance requirements for Yucca Mountain and IAEA requirements for similar fuel also emphasize the importance of safeguards in spent fuel management. Electrometallurgical treatment would be acceptable for both fuel types. Meeting the known requirements for safeguards and security could potentially add more than $200M in cost to the packaging option for the EBR-II fuel.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
752902
Report Number(s):
ANL/NT/CP-101392
TRN: US0003127
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ANS 4th Topical Meeting - DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel and Fissile Material Management, San Diego, CA (US), 06/04/2000--06/08/2000; Other Information: PBD: 20 Mar 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SPENT FUELS; PLUTONIUM; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; EBR-2 REACTOR; SAFEGUARDS; ELECTROREFINING; COST ESTIMATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL

Citation Formats

McFarlane, H. F., and Benedict, R. W. Management of super-grade plutonium in spent nuclear fuel. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
McFarlane, H. F., & Benedict, R. W. Management of super-grade plutonium in spent nuclear fuel. United States.
McFarlane, H. F., and Benedict, R. W. Mon . "Management of super-grade plutonium in spent nuclear fuel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/752902.
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abstractNote = {This paper examines the security and safeguards implications of potential management options for DOE's sodium-bonded blanket fuel from the EBR-II and the Fermi-1 fast reactors. The EBR-II fuel appears to be unsuitable for the packaging alternative because of DOE's current safeguards requirements for plutonium. Emerging DOE requirements, National Academy of Sciences recommendations, draft waste acceptance requirements for Yucca Mountain and IAEA requirements for similar fuel also emphasize the importance of safeguards in spent fuel management. Electrometallurgical treatment would be acceptable for both fuel types. Meeting the known requirements for safeguards and security could potentially add more than $200M in cost to the packaging option for the EBR-II fuel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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