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Americium is produced in nuclear reactors by the neutron activation of fuel. It contributes significantly to the radiotoxicity of nuclear wastes at long time scales. The EFTTRA T$ irradiation experiment and the future EFTTRA T5 experiment are designed to study the feasibility of transmutation of Am in a nuclear reactor as a mean of reducing the radiotoxic risk posed by this element.

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Authors: BOUCHARET N, ITU Kalrsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);SOMERS J, ITU Kalrsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);HAAS D, ITU Kalrsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);WALKER C T, ITU Kalrsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems, Wyoming (US), 30th August- 2nd September (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911238 / Last updated on: 1999-08-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en