Disposition options for {sup 233}U

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The United States is implementing a program to dispose of excess nuclear-weapons-usable materials--including {sup 233}U. A series of studies have identified multiple {sup 233}U disposition options, and these options are described herein. Most of the options involve adding depleted uranium containing {sup 238}U to the {sup 233}U. Converting the {sup 233}U into a mixture of <12 wt % {sup 233}U in {sup 238}U converts the weapons-usable {sup 233}U into nonweapons-usable {sup 233}U. For {sup 233}U that is considered waste, further isotopic dilution to <0.66 wt % {sup 233}U in {sup 238}U minimizes potential long-term repository criticality concerns and in many ... continued below

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Forsberg, C.W.; Icenhour, A.S. & Krichinsky, A.M. April 27, 1998.

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The United States is implementing a program to dispose of excess nuclear-weapons-usable materials--including {sup 233}U. A series of studies have identified multiple {sup 233}U disposition options, and these options are described herein. Most of the options involve adding depleted uranium containing {sup 238}U to the {sup 233}U. Converting the {sup 233}U into a mixture of <12 wt % {sup 233}U in {sup 238}U converts the weapons-usable {sup 233}U into nonweapons-usable {sup 233}U. For {sup 233}U that is considered waste, further isotopic dilution to <0.66 wt % {sup 233}U in {sup 238}U minimizes potential long-term repository criticality concerns and in many cases minimizes final waste volumes.

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  • 3. American Nuclear Society (ANS) topical meeting on DOE spent nuclear fuel and fissile materials management, Charleston, SC (United States), 8-11 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE98003515
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--97933
  • Report No.: CONF-980906--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 661673
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702859

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Forsberg, C.W.; Icenhour, A.S. & Krichinsky, A.M. Disposition options for {sup 233}U, article, April 27, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702859/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.