European research and development work on the safety of the nuclear fuel cycle
Selected European programmes on fuel cycle safety research are reviewed, with emphasis on activities initiated and supported by the Commission of the European Communities. Recent results obtained at the European Institute for Transuranium Elements on the long-term effects of radiation damage in vitrified nuclear waste, on spent fuel behaviour in underground repositories, and on the transmutation of minor actinides are summarised. The programme of an international research network to study specific aspects of partitioning and transmutation of long-lived nuclides is described, and a proposal is made for new fuel concepts which minimise the production of higher actinides.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems : Emerging Fuel Cycles and Waste Disposal Options (Global '93), Seattle (US), September 12-17, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37411 ORA
Record Number: 199310623 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en