Review of past and present status of partitioning and transmutation
This paper reviews the viability and implications of the use of partitioning and transmutation of actinides. During the last meeting of the OECD/NEA and the CEC, the state of the art was evaluated, with the following conclusions: (i) partitioning and transmutation of by-product actinides is considered feasible, although a very large research development and demonstration effort over a few decades would be required; (ii) the implementation would involve considerable modification of the fuel cycles; (iii) the effort required appears appreciably less severe in an advanced fuel cycle (e.g. the FBR fuel cycle); (iv) on the basis of the existing ICRP figures, the reduction in the long-term potential hazard of radioactive waste appears to be marginal.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IAEA Advisory Group Meeting, Vienna (AT), Oct. 21-24, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36601 ORA
Record Number: 199210237 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en