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  • Main Title Trawsfynydd Plutonium Estimate


  • Author: Reid, Bruce D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Gerlach, David C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Heasler, Patrick G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Livingston, J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE


  • Name: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 2009-11-20


  • English


  • Content Description: Report serves to document an estimate of the cumulative plutonium production of the Trawsfynydd Unit II reactor (Traws II) over its operating life made using the Graphite Isotope Ratio Method (GIRM). The estimate of the plutonium production in Traws II provided in this report has been generated under blind conditions. In other words, the estimate ofthe Traws II plutonium production has been generated without the knowledge of the plutonium production declared by the reactor operator (Nuclear Electric). The objective of this report is to demonstrate that the GIRM can be employed to serve as an accurate tool to verify weapons materials production declarations.
  • Physical Description: PDFN


  • Keyword: Reactor Operators
  • Keyword: Isotope Ratio
  • Keyword: Production
  • STI Subject Categories: 22 General Studies Of Nuclear Reactors
  • Keyword: Graphite
  • Keyword: Plutonium
  • Keyword: Weapons


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: PNNL-13528
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/992380
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 992380
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1013563