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Abstract

The internationally agreed constraint on availability of supply of HEU fuels to research and test reactors has necessitated that a cost analysis be carried out to determine the financial effect of converting the core of the HFR from HEU to LEU fuels. A computer program, written at Petten and based on information extracted from studies in Europe and the USA, identifies the major cost variables to be manufacturing, uranium processing and transport costs. Comparison between HEU and LEU cores have been carried out and includes the effect of inflation and exchange rate fluctuations. Conversion of the HFR core to LEU fuels is shown to be financially disadvantageous.

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Authors: MOSS R L, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);MAY P JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS), JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON REDUCED ENRICHMENT FOR RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS, PETTEN (THE NETHERLANDS), OCT. 14-16, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32575 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124127000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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