Immobilization as a route to surplus fissile materials disposition

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In the aftermath of the Cold War, the US and Russia have agreed to large reductions in nuclear weapons. To aid in the selection of long-term management options, DOE has undertaken a multifaceted study to select options for storage and disposition of plutonium (Pu) in keeping with the national policy that Pu must be subjected to the highest standards of safety, security, and accountability. One alternative being considered is immobilization. To arrive at a suitable immobilization form, the authors first reviewed published information on high-level waste (HLW) immobilization technologies in order to identify 72 possible Pu immobilization forms to be ... continued below

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Gray, L.W. & Kan, T. April 27, 1995.

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In the aftermath of the Cold War, the US and Russia have agreed to large reductions in nuclear weapons. To aid in the selection of long-term management options, DOE has undertaken a multifaceted study to select options for storage and disposition of plutonium (Pu) in keeping with the national policy that Pu must be subjected to the highest standards of safety, security, and accountability. One alternative being considered is immobilization. To arrive at a suitable immobilization form, the authors first reviewed published information on high-level waste (HLW) immobilization technologies in order to identify 72 possible Pu immobilization forms to be prescreened. Surviving forms were screened using multiattribute analysis to determine the most promising technologies. Promising immobilization families were further evaluated to identify chemical, engineering, environmental, safety, and health problems that remain to be solved prior to making technical decisions as to the viability of using the form for long-term disposition of plutonium. All data, analyses, and reports are being provided to the DOE Fissile Materials Disposition Project Office to support the Record of Decision that is anticipated in the fourth quarter of FY96.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96002479

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  • 97. annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society, Cincinnati, OH (United States), 30 Apr - 1 May 1995

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  • Other: DE96002479
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--118846
  • Report No.: CONF-950401--31
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 161452
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624706

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Gray, L.W. & Kan, T. Immobilization as a route to surplus fissile materials disposition, article, April 27, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624706/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.