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An important inherent advantage of fusion would be the total absence of high-level radioactive spent fuel as produced in fission reactors. Fusion will, however, produce activated material containing both activation products and tritium. Part of the material may also contain chemically toxic substances. Methods are described that could be used to manage these materials and also methods to reduce or entirely eliminate the waste quantities. The results are based on studies for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and also for future fusion power station designs currently under investigation within the European programme on the Safety and Environmental Assessment of fusion power, Long-term (SEAL).

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Authors: BRODÉN K ET AL, Association EURATOM-NFR, Studsvik RadWaste, Nyköping (SE);NISAN S, The NET Team, Garching bei München (DE);ROCCO P, JRC Ispra (IT);ZUCCHETTI M, Polytechnic of Turin, Energetics Department, Torino (IT);TAYLOR N ET AL, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);BRODEN K ET AL, Association EURATOM-NFR, Studsvik RadWaste, Nykoping (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 19th Symposium on Fusion Technology, Lisbon (PT), September 16-20, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40174 ORA
Record Number: 199611474 / Last updated on: 1997-01-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en