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Title: On feasibility of a closed nuclear power fuel cycle with minimum radioactivity

Practical implementation of a closed nuclear fuel cycle implies solution of two main tasks. The first task is creation of environmentally acceptable operating conditions of the nuclear fuel cycle considering, first of all, high radioactivity of the involved materials. The second task is creation of effective and economically appropriate conditions of involving fertile isotopes in the fuel cycle. Creation of technologies for management of the high-level radioactivity of spent fuel reliable in terms of radiological protection seems to be the hardest problem.
Authors:
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  1. Kurchatov Institute National Research Center (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471956
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FUEL CYCLE; IMPLEMENTATION; ISOTOPES; NUCLEAR POWER; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVITY; SPENT FUELS