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  • Main Title Plutonium Focus Area research and development plan. Revision 1


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: USDOE Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1996-11-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The Department of Energy (DOE) committed to a research and development program to support the technology needs for converting and stabilizing its nuclear materials for safe storage. The R and D Plan addresses five of the six material categories from the 94-1 Implementation Plan: plutonium (Pu) solutions, plutonium metals and oxides, plutonium residues, highly enriched uranium, and special isotopes. R and D efforts related to spent nuclear fuel (SNF) stabilization were specifically excluded from this plan. This updated plan has narrowed the focus to more effectively target specific problem areas by incorporating results form trade studies. Specifically, the trade studies involved salt; ash; sand, slag, and crucible (SS and C); combustibles; and scrub alloy. The plan anticipates possible disposition paths for nuclear materials and identifies resulting research requirements. These requirements may change as disposition paths become more certain. Thus, this plan represents a snapshot of the current progress and will continue to be updated on a regular basis. The paper discusses progress in safeguards and security, plutonium stabilization, special isotopes stabilization, highly-enriched uranium stabilization--MSRE remediation project, storage technologies, engineered systems, core technology, and proposed DOE/Russian technology exchange projects.
  • Physical Description: 116 p.


  • Keyword: Neptunium Isotopes
  • Keyword: Americium Isotopes
  • Keyword: Curium Isotopes
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Storage
  • Keyword: Stabilization
  • Keyword: Separation Processes
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Processing
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Containment Systems
  • Keyword: Waste Forms
  • Keyword: Materials Testing
  • Keyword: Plutonium Oxides
  • Keyword: Packaging
  • Keyword: Highly Enriched Uranium
  • Keyword: Nuclear Materials Management
  • Keyword: International Cooperation Nesdps Office Of Nuclear Energy Space And Defense Power Systems
  • Keyword: Nesdps Office Of Nuclear Energy Space And Defense Power Systems
  • Keyword: Plutonium


  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1996


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE97050844
  • Report No.: DOE/ID--10561
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/425264
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 425264
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678767


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE97050844