Reduction of worldwide plutonium inventories using conventional reactors and advanced fuels: A systems study

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The potential for reducing plutonium inventories in the civilian nuclear fuel cycle through recycle in LWRs of a variety of mixed-oxide forms is examined by means of a cost-based plutonium-flow systems model that includes an approximate measure of proliferation risk. The impact of plutonium recycle in a number of forms is examined, including the introduction of nonfertile fuels into conventional (LWR) reactors to reduce net plutonium generation, to increase plutonium burnup, and to reduce exo-reactor plutonium inventories.

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Krakowski, R.A.; Bathke, C.G. & Chodak, P. III September 1, 1997.

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The potential for reducing plutonium inventories in the civilian nuclear fuel cycle through recycle in LWRs of a variety of mixed-oxide forms is examined by means of a cost-based plutonium-flow systems model that includes an approximate measure of proliferation risk. The impact of plutonium recycle in a number of forms is examined, including the introduction of nonfertile fuels into conventional (LWR) reactors to reduce net plutonium generation, to increase plutonium burnup, and to reduce exo-reactor plutonium inventories.

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  • GLOBAL `97: international conference on future nuclear systems, Yokohama (Japan), 5-10 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE97009116
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-2401
  • Report No.: CONF-971004--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 532582
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691145

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Krakowski, R.A.; Bathke, C.G. & Chodak, P. III. Reduction of worldwide plutonium inventories using conventional reactors and advanced fuels: A systems study, article, September 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691145/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.