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SEAL (Safety and Environmental Assessments - Long-term) is a part of the European Fusion Technology Programme. It continues SEAFP (Safety and Environmental Assessment of Fusion Power) where various designs of fusion power reactors have been analysed. Two of them, SEAFP Model 1 and 2 (SM1, SM2) are the object of this SEAL study aimed at defining a suitable management strategy for fusion activated waste. In SM1 the breeder consists of Li(2)O and V-5Ti is the structural material of the in-vessel components. The SM2 configuration has a water cooled Pb-17Li blanket and the reduced activation ferritic steel LA12TaLC as structural material of the in-vessel components. The out of vessel components are the same in both models. The proposed waste management strategy envisages an interim storage of 50 years at the reactor site, then depending on the residual radioactivity, three options are possible: disposal as radioactive waste; recycling; clearance (ie the release of the materials from the regulatory control). The evaluations and results reported here in detail concern SM2, which is the configuration adopting more conventional technological solutions. Results are also given for SM1, essentially for the sake of comparison.

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Authors: ROCCO P, JRC Ispra (IT);ZUCCHETTI M, Polytechnic of Turin, Energetico Department, Turin (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16453 EN (1996) 75pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
Record Number: 199611371 / Last updated on: 1996-12-04
Original language: en
Available languages: en