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Melox is a modern, large PWR mixed Pu/U oxide fuel (MOX) fabrication facility located in Marcoule, France, having a nominal fabrication capacity of 115 tons of heavy metal per year. The handling of nuclear material in Melox is highly automated. Consequently, the nuclear material is not easily accessible for inspectors and the material follow-up system is highly computerised. This paper demonstrates how the problem of successfully safeguarding a large MOX fabrication facility is solved, using modern technology including unattended data acquisition systems for NDA equipment and a large amount of computerised data.

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Authors: ARENZ H ET AL., European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);BEAUDOIN P, Melox (FR);MOLINARI P, Melox (FR);PETIT P, CEA, Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ANS 5th International Conference, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (US), September 24-29, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39612 ORA
Record Number: 199511112 / Last updated on: 1995-08-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en