Plutonium in an enduring fuel cycle

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Nuclear fuel cycles evolved over the past five decades have allowed many nations of the world to enjoy the benefits of nuclear energy, while contributing to the sustainable consumption of the world`s energy resources. The nuclear fuel cycle for energy production suffered many traumas since the 1970s because of perceived risks of proliferation of nuclear weapons. However, the experience of the past five decades has shown that the world community is committed to safeguarding all fissile materials and continuing the use of nuclear energy resources. Decisions of a few nations to discard spent nuclear fuels in geologic formations are contrary ... continued below

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Pillay, K.K.S. May 1, 1998.

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Nuclear fuel cycles evolved over the past five decades have allowed many nations of the world to enjoy the benefits of nuclear energy, while contributing to the sustainable consumption of the world`s energy resources. The nuclear fuel cycle for energy production suffered many traumas since the 1970s because of perceived risks of proliferation of nuclear weapons. However, the experience of the past five decades has shown that the world community is committed to safeguarding all fissile materials and continuing the use of nuclear energy resources. Decisions of a few nations to discard spent nuclear fuels in geologic formations are contrary to the goals of an enduring nuclear fuel cycle and sustainable development being pursued by the world community. The maintenance of an enduring nuclear fuel cycle is dependent on sensible management of all the resources of the fuel cycle, including spent fuels.

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  • 1998 international high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 11-14 May 1998

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  • Other: DE98005282
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-134
  • Report No.: CONF-980516--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672035
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711292

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Pillay, K.K.S. Plutonium in an enduring fuel cycle, article, May 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711292/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.