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Title: Integrated Waste Management Strategy and Radioactive Waste Forms for the 21st Century

Abstract

The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) was announced in 2006. As currently envisioned, GNEP will be the basis for growth of nuclear energy worldwide, using a closed proliferation-resistant fuel cycle. The Integrated Waste Management Strategy (IWMS) is designed to ensure that all wastes generated by fuel fabrication and recycling will have a routine disposition path making the most of feedback to fuel and recycling operations to eliminate or minimize byproducts and wastes. If waste must be generated, processes will be designed with waste treatment in mind to reduce use of reagents that complicate stabilization and minimize volume. The IWMS will address three distinct levels of technology investigation and systems analyses and will provide a cogent path from (1) research and development (R&D) and engineering scale demonstration, (Level I); to (2) full scale domestic deployment (Level II); and finally to (3) establishing an integrated global nuclear energy infrastructure (Level III). The near-term focus of GNEP is on achieving a basis for large-scale commercial deployment (Level II), including the R&D and engineering scale activities in Level I that are necessary to support such an accomplishment. Throughout these levels is the need for innovative thinking to simplify,more » including regulations, separations and waste forms to minimize the burden of safe disposition of wastes on the fuel cycle.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
912455
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-06-11905
TRN: US0800405
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Alternative Materials for Radioactive Waste Stabilization and Nuclear Materials Containment,Barga, Italy,03/25/2007,03/29/2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 - MGMT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES, 11 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CONTAINMENT; FABRICATION; FEEDBACK; FUEL CYCLE; NUCLEAR ENERGY; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RECYCLING; REGULATIONS; STABILIZATION; WASTE FORMS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; fuel reprocessing; GNEP; nuclear waste; waste forms; waste management

Citation Formats

Dirk Gombert, and Jay Roach. Integrated Waste Management Strategy and Radioactive Waste Forms for the 21st Century. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Dirk Gombert, & Jay Roach. Integrated Waste Management Strategy and Radioactive Waste Forms for the 21st Century. United States.
Dirk Gombert, and Jay Roach. Thu . "Integrated Waste Management Strategy and Radioactive Waste Forms for the 21st Century". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/912455.
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abstractNote = {The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) was announced in 2006. As currently envisioned, GNEP will be the basis for growth of nuclear energy worldwide, using a closed proliferation-resistant fuel cycle. The Integrated Waste Management Strategy (IWMS) is designed to ensure that all wastes generated by fuel fabrication and recycling will have a routine disposition path making the most of feedback to fuel and recycling operations to eliminate or minimize byproducts and wastes. If waste must be generated, processes will be designed with waste treatment in mind to reduce use of reagents that complicate stabilization and minimize volume. The IWMS will address three distinct levels of technology investigation and systems analyses and will provide a cogent path from (1) research and development (R&D) and engineering scale demonstration, (Level I); to (2) full scale domestic deployment (Level II); and finally to (3) establishing an integrated global nuclear energy infrastructure (Level III). The near-term focus of GNEP is on achieving a basis for large-scale commercial deployment (Level II), including the R&D and engineering scale activities in Level I that are necessary to support such an accomplishment. Throughout these levels is the need for innovative thinking to simplify, including regulations, separations and waste forms to minimize the burden of safe disposition of wastes on the fuel cycle.},
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