A View of Strategies for Transmutation of Actinides
Developments in the field of recycling and transmutation of actinides are discussed. Three general strategies are discriminated: (i) an evolutionary strategy based on gradual implementation of partitioning and transmutation techniques in the fuel cycle; (ii) a radical strategy based on implementation of partitioning and transmutation in the fuel cycle, once all steps of this technology are proven; (iii) plutonium incineration, based on the conversion, with existing reactor types, of separated plutonium into a spent fuel form that is suited for direct storage.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: E-MRS 2000 Symposium Materials Science with Ion Beams. Held at: Strasbourg, 29 May-2 June 2000
Record Number: 200013400 / Last updated on: 2001-06-27
Original language: en
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