Russian-U.S. joint program on the safe management of nuclear materials

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The Russian-US joint program on the safety of nuclear materials was initiated in response to the 1993 Tomsk-7 accident. The bases for this program are the common technical issues confronting the US and Russia in the safe management of excess weapons grade nuclear materials. The US and Russian weapons dismantlement process is producing hundreds of tons of excess Pu and HEU fissile materials. The US is on a two path approach for disposition of excess Pu: (1) use Pu in existing reactors and/or (2) immobilize Pu in glass or ceramics followed by geologic disposal. Russian plans are to fuel reactors ... continued below

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Witmer, F.E.; Krumpe, P.F. & Carlson, D.D. December 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Russian-US joint program on the safety of nuclear materials was initiated in response to the 1993 Tomsk-7 accident. The bases for this program are the common technical issues confronting the US and Russia in the safe management of excess weapons grade nuclear materials. The US and Russian weapons dismantlement process is producing hundreds of tons of excess Pu and HEU fissile materials. The US is on a two path approach for disposition of excess Pu: (1) use Pu in existing reactors and/or (2) immobilize Pu in glass or ceramics followed by geologic disposal. Russian plans are to fuel reactors with excess Pu. US and Russia are both converting and blending HEU into LEU for use in existing reactors. Fissile nuclear materials storage, handling, processing, and transportation will be occurring in both countries for tens of years. A table provides a history of the major events comprising the Russian-US joint program on the safety of nuclear materials. A paper delineating program efforts was delivered at the SPECTRUM '96 conference. This paper provides an update on program activities since then.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00653923

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  • SPECTRUM '98: Nuclear and hazardous waste management international topical meeting, Denver, CO (US), 09/13/1998--09/18/1998; Other Information: Supercedes report DE98001688; PBD: Dec 1997

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  • Other: DE98001688
  • Report No.: SAND--97-3088C
  • Report No.: CONF-980905--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 653923
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704724

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Witmer, F.E.; Krumpe, P.F. & Carlson, D.D. Russian-U.S. joint program on the safe management of nuclear materials, article, December 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704724/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.