HEU to LEU conversion and blending facility: Metal blending alternative to produce LEU oxide for disposal

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US DOE is examining options for disposing of surplus weapons-usable fissile materials and storage of all weapons-usable fissile materials. The nuclear material is converted to a form more proliferation- resistant than the original form. Blending HEU (highly enriched uranium) with less-enriched uranium to form LEU has been proposed as a disposition option. Five technologies are being assessed for blending HEU. This document provides data to be used in environmental impact analysis for the HEU-LEU disposition option that uses metal blending with an oxide waste product. It is divided into: mission and assumptions, conversion and blending facility descriptions, process descriptions and ... continued below

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    Publisher Info: Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States)
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US DOE is examining options for disposing of surplus weapons-usable fissile materials and storage of all weapons-usable fissile materials. The nuclear material is converted to a form more proliferation- resistant than the original form. Blending HEU (highly enriched uranium) with less-enriched uranium to form LEU has been proposed as a disposition option. Five technologies are being assessed for blending HEU. This document provides data to be used in environmental impact analysis for the HEU-LEU disposition option that uses metal blending with an oxide waste product. It is divided into: mission and assumptions, conversion and blending facility descriptions, process descriptions and requirements, resource needs, employment needs, waste and emissions from plant, hazards discussion, and intersite transportation.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97000859

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE97000859
  • Report No.: Y/ES--062/R2
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/407863 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 407863
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680326

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HEU to LEU conversion and blending facility: Metal blending alternative to produce LEU oxide for disposal, report, September 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680326/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.