Plutonium incineration in LWRs
Much attention has been paid recently to the present and future build-up of plutonium stocks and the various Bury or Burn strategies. The plutonium arises from the dismantling of nuclear weapons (W-Pu) and from reprocessing of spent fuel (C-Pu). In this paper we consider the incineration of C-Pu in various matrices (ie in urania as MOX, in thoria as TMOX and in inert matrices such as MgAl2O4 as IMOX) in existing LWRs, with a view to decreasing the Pu stockpile in spent fuel.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Volga 97: 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Physics, Mephi (RU), September 2-6, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40812 ORA
Record Number: 199711129 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en