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Minimization of waste from uranium purification, enrichment and fuel fabrication

Abstract

As any industry, nuclear industry generates a diverse range of waste which has to be managed in a safe manner to be acceptable to the public and the environment. The cost of waste management, the risks to the public and employees, and the detriment to the environment are dependent on the quantity and radioactive content of the waste generated. Waste minimization is a necessary activity needed to reduce the impact from nuclear fuel cycle operations and it is included in the national policy of some countries. In recognition of the importance of the subject, the IAEA has decided to review the current status of the work aimed at waste minimization in the nuclear fuel cycle. The waste minimization issues related to the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle are covered in Technical Reports Series No. 377 'Minimization of Radioactive Waste from Nuclear Power Plants and the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle' published in 1995. The present report deals with the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, including existing options, approaches, developments and some specific considerations to be taken into account in decision making on waste minimization. It has been recognized that, in comparison with the back  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1999
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1115
Reference Number:
EDB-00:100456
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 50 refs, 20 figs, 4 tabs; PBD: Oct 1999
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COST ESTIMATION; DECONTAMINATION; MATERIALS RECOVERY; MINIMIZATION; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RECYCLING; URANIUM DIOXIDE; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; URANIUM RECYCLE
OSTI ID:
20008874
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA9953057054397
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
45 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Minimization of waste from uranium purification, enrichment and fuel fabrication. IAEA: N. p., 1999. Web.
Minimization of waste from uranium purification, enrichment and fuel fabrication. IAEA.
1999. "Minimization of waste from uranium purification, enrichment and fuel fabrication." IAEA.
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title = {Minimization of waste from uranium purification, enrichment and fuel fabrication}
abstractNote = {As any industry, nuclear industry generates a diverse range of waste which has to be managed in a safe manner to be acceptable to the public and the environment. The cost of waste management, the risks to the public and employees, and the detriment to the environment are dependent on the quantity and radioactive content of the waste generated. Waste minimization is a necessary activity needed to reduce the impact from nuclear fuel cycle operations and it is included in the national policy of some countries. In recognition of the importance of the subject, the IAEA has decided to review the current status of the work aimed at waste minimization in the nuclear fuel cycle. The waste minimization issues related to the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle are covered in Technical Reports Series No. 377 'Minimization of Radioactive Waste from Nuclear Power Plants and the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle' published in 1995. The present report deals with the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, including existing options, approaches, developments and some specific considerations to be taken into account in decision making on waste minimization. It has been recognized that, in comparison with the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle, much less information is available, and this report should be considered as a first attempt to analyse waste minimization practices and opportunities in uranium purification, conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication. Although mining and milling is an important part of the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, these activities are excluded from consideration since relevant activities are covered in other IAEA publications.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1999}
month = {Oct}
}