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One of the important items of Research and Training in the field of Nuclear Energy in the EURATOM Fifth Framework Programme (1998-2002) is partitioning and transmutation within the implementation of the work on safety of the fuel cycle which deals with nuclear waste and spent fuel management.
The main concern in the disposal of radioactive waste is related to long-lived radionuclides - some of them will remain hazardous for tens of thousands of years. A sizeable effort to that end is already well under way, the main approach being the disposal of nuclear waste in deep geological formations. By partitioning (chemical separation) and transmutation (radionuclide conversion), it might be possible to reduce the amount of long-lived component of the radioactive waste, thus easing the waste management problem. The objective of EU research and development effort on partitioning and transmutation is to study its practicability on an industrial scale.
The purpose of the present brochure on partitioning and transmutation is to give a wider dissemination of research activities supported by the European Community in this area to the non-specialist scientific community including the interested politicians.

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Authors: No authors stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19785 EN (2001), 12 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-19-785-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-1074-4
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