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Abstract

Hulls and caps resulting from the reprocessing of LWR spent fuels represent one of the major sources of alpha-bearing solid waste generated during the nuclear fuel cycle. The Commission of the European Communities has undertaken considerable R&D efforts on the development of advanced treatment and conditioning methods for this type of waste. In view of the encouraging results achieved, the Commission launched a theoretical assessment study on cladding waste management. Six practical or potential schemes were identified and elaborated: (i) direct cementation; (ii) decontamination prior to cementation; (iii) rolling before cementation; (iv) rolling followed by embedding in graphite; (v) compaction; (vi) melting in a cold crucible. The economic aspects of each management option were investigated. This included the assessment of the plant (treatment, conditioning and interim storage), transport and disposal costs.

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Authors: CHAUDON L, CEA-CEN, Valrho (FR);CECILLE L, CEC Bruxelles (BE);THIELS G, TASK;KLEIN M, SCK/CEN, Mol (BE);KOWA S, KAH;MEHLING O, Nukem
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14232 EN (1993) 293 pp., FS, ECU 28.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5244-0
Record Number: 199310312 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en