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Return of vitrified wastes from France to Japan; Retour des residus vitrifies de France au Japon

Abstract

The radioactive wastes resulting from the burnup of nuclear fuels in nuclear reactors represent 3 to 5% of the spent fuel. These wastes cannot be reused nor recycled and thus are vitrified after reprocessing. Japanese power companies have signed contracts with Cogema in France and BNFL in the UK for the reprocessing of their spent fuels. Then, the ultimate reprocessed wastes are sent back to Japan for storage. This information dossier takes stock of different questions relative to the transport of the vitrified wastes from France to Japan: why France sends back containers of vitrified wastes to Japan? What is a vitrified wastes container made of? How containers are transported? What is the regulatory frame applicable to these transports? Which safety measures are taken during transport? Which physical protection is applied? Which temporary storage facilities are used before and after transportation? How is performed the ultimate storage of wastes in Japan? Which quality and safety warranties are taken? Which emergency plans and exercises are provided? What are the applicable civil liability regimes? And what kind of information is given to the public about these transports. Some general information about energy and nuclear power worldwide, energy and environment, radioactivity, BNFL, Cogema  More>>
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2000
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-FR-168
Reference Number:
EDB-00:110786
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2000
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CIVIL LIABILITY; COGEMA LA HAGUE; CONTAINERS; EMERGENCY PLANS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; JAPAN; MARITIME TRANSPORT; PHYSICAL PROTECTION; PUBLIC INFORMATION; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; RAIL TRANSPORT; REGULATIONS; ROAD TRANSPORT; SAFETY; VITRIFICATION
OSTI ID:
20109684
Research Organizations:
Cogema, 78 - Velizy-Villacoublay (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR0005185049496
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
65 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 18, 2000

Citation Formats

None. Return of vitrified wastes from France to Japan; Retour des residus vitrifies de France au Japon. France: N. p., 2000. Web.
None. Return of vitrified wastes from France to Japan; Retour des residus vitrifies de France au Japon. France.
None. 2000. "Return of vitrified wastes from France to Japan; Retour des residus vitrifies de France au Japon." France.
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title = {Return of vitrified wastes from France to Japan; Retour des residus vitrifies de France au Japon}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {The radioactive wastes resulting from the burnup of nuclear fuels in nuclear reactors represent 3 to 5% of the spent fuel. These wastes cannot be reused nor recycled and thus are vitrified after reprocessing. Japanese power companies have signed contracts with Cogema in France and BNFL in the UK for the reprocessing of their spent fuels. Then, the ultimate reprocessed wastes are sent back to Japan for storage. This information dossier takes stock of different questions relative to the transport of the vitrified wastes from France to Japan: why France sends back containers of vitrified wastes to Japan? What is a vitrified wastes container made of? How containers are transported? What is the regulatory frame applicable to these transports? Which safety measures are taken during transport? Which physical protection is applied? Which temporary storage facilities are used before and after transportation? How is performed the ultimate storage of wastes in Japan? Which quality and safety warranties are taken? Which emergency plans and exercises are provided? What are the applicable civil liability regimes? And what kind of information is given to the public about these transports. Some general information about energy and nuclear power worldwide, energy and environment, radioactivity, BNFL, Cogema and ORC is given in appendixes. (J.S.)}
place = {France}
year = {2000}
month = {Jul}
}