Non-fertile fuels development for plutonium and high-enriched uranium dispositioning in water cooled reactors

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As a result of dismantling the bomb, there is about 100 MT of excess weapons grade plutonium in the United States and about 150 MT in the Commonwealth of Independent States. In addition, there is another 1000 MT of plutonium in commercial spent fuel that may be used as degraded weapons material. This report discusses one means to disposition weapons grade plutonium is by irradiating the fuel in light water reactors (LWRs) using a non-fertile fuel based on plutonium dispersed in an oxide mixture of zirconia stabilized with calcia or yttria as a solid solution. Plutonium dispersed in a zirconia ... continued below

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Olsen, C.S. September 1, 1994.

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As a result of dismantling the bomb, there is about 100 MT of excess weapons grade plutonium in the United States and about 150 MT in the Commonwealth of Independent States. In addition, there is another 1000 MT of plutonium in commercial spent fuel that may be used as degraded weapons material. This report discusses one means to disposition weapons grade plutonium is by irradiating the fuel in light water reactors (LWRs) using a non-fertile fuel based on plutonium dispersed in an oxide mixture of zirconia stabilized with calcia or yttria as a solid solution. Plutonium dispersed in a zirconia matrix offers the potential to achieve very high burnups while maintaining mechanical integrity.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003537

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1994

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  • Other: DE96003537
  • Report No.: INEL--95/0038
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/164456 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 164456
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626425

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Olsen, C.S. Non-fertile fuels development for plutonium and high-enriched uranium dispositioning in water cooled reactors, report, September 1, 1994; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626425/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.