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The paper describes the investigation of a novel scheme for burning weapons grade plutonium (W-Pu) in conventional light water reactors with a view to maximizing the net destruction rate of plutonium and increasing the proliferation resistance of the fuel ashes. The main feature of this scheme is the use of a fuel based on W-Pu and weapons grade uranium (W-U) in an inert matrix.

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Authors: MAGILL J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);MATZKE H, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);NICOLAOU G, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);PEERANI P, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);VAN GEEL J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IAEA Technical Committee Meeting on Recycling of Plutonium and uranium in Water Reactor Fuel, Windermere (GB), July 3-7, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39446 ORA
Record Number: 199512085 / Last updated on: 1996-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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