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Abstract

BNFL has a comprehensive development programme for its Short Binderless Route (SBR) MOX fuel, which is now well underway. Operating experience has been gained in both experimental and commercial irradiations and the fuel has been extensively characterised, both before and after irradiation. The fuel development programme continues in the background as the Sellafield MOX Plant (SMP) undergoes commissioning and approaches commercial production.

The paper first summarises the main contributions to BNFL's SBR MOX fuel development programme, which fall into four categories. It includes a discussion of the progress made since the Top-fuel conference in 1999 [1 ]. The remainder of the paper gives specific results of interest from different categories of the programme. .

Additional information

Authors: WESTON R, MOX Research & Technology, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Cumbria (UK);PALMER I.D, MOX Research & Technology, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Cumbria (UK);WRIGHT J.M, MOX Research & Technology, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Cumbria (UK);ROSSITER G.D, Seconded from BNFL to Halden Reactor Project;CORCORAN R.C, BNFL R&T Nuclear Generation, Gloucestershire (UK);GILMOUR T.C, BNFL R&T Nuclear Generation, Gloucestershire (UK);WALKER C.T, EC-JRC, Karlsruhe (DE);BREMIER S, EC-JRC, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: TOPFUEL 2001. Organised by: Swedish Nuclear Society. Held in: Stockholm (SE), 28-30 May (2001)
Record Number: 200013776 / Last updated on: 2001-09-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en