Laboratory directed research and development on disposal of plutonium recovered from weapons. FY1994 final report

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This research project was conceived as a multi-year plan to study the use of mixed plutonium oxide-uranium oxide (MOX) fuel in existing nuclear reactors. Four areas of investigation were originally proposed: (1) study reactor physics including evaluation of control rod worth and power distribution during normal operation and transients; (2) evaluate accidents focusing upon the reduced control rod worth and reduced physical properties of PuO{sub 2}; (3) assess the safeguards required during fabrication and use of plutonium bearing fuel assemblies; and (4) study public acceptance issues associated with using material recovered from weapons to fuel a nuclear reactor. First year ... continued below

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Pitts, J.H. & Choi, J.S. November 14, 1994.

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This research project was conceived as a multi-year plan to study the use of mixed plutonium oxide-uranium oxide (MOX) fuel in existing nuclear reactors. Four areas of investigation were originally proposed: (1) study reactor physics including evaluation of control rod worth and power distribution during normal operation and transients; (2) evaluate accidents focusing upon the reduced control rod worth and reduced physical properties of PuO{sub 2}; (3) assess the safeguards required during fabrication and use of plutonium bearing fuel assemblies; and (4) study public acceptance issues associated with using material recovered from weapons to fuel a nuclear reactor. First year accomplishments are described. Appendices contain 2 reports entitled: development and validation of advanced computational capability for MOX fueled ALWR assembly designs; and long-term criticality safety concerns associated with weapons plutonium disposition.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95010209

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  • Other Information: PBD: 14 Nov 1994

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  • Other: DE95010209
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--119423
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/41345 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 41345
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678261

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Pitts, J.H. & Choi, J.S. Laboratory directed research and development on disposal of plutonium recovered from weapons. FY1994 final report, report, November 14, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678261/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.