Radiation Hazards From Recycled Reactor Fuel

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The radiation hazards associated with recycled nuclear reactor fuels will greatly complicate the handling and refabrication of these fuels. This problem is most serious with U/sup 233/ and Pu fuels where the presence of U/sup 232/ and thue heavier isotopes of Pu contribute energetic alpha, gamma, and neutron radiations at levels many times that from isotopically pure U/sup 233/ and Pu/sup 239/. Present knowledge of the radiation hazards associated with recycled fuel and the additional data needed to make a thorough evaluation of these hazards are summarized. (auth)

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Arnold, E. D. June 1, 1959.

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The radiation hazards associated with recycled nuclear reactor fuels will greatly complicate the handling and refabrication of these fuels. This problem is most serious with U/sup 233/ and Pu fuels where the presence of U/sup 232/ and thue heavier isotopes of Pu contribute energetic alpha, gamma, and neutron radiations at levels many times that from isotopically pure U/sup 233/ and Pu/sup 239/. Present knowledge of the radiation hazards associated with recycled fuel and the additional data needed to make a thorough evaluation of these hazards are summarized. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60

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  • Report No.: CF-59-6-39
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  • DOI: 10.2172/4200697 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc874036

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Arnold, E. D. Radiation Hazards From Recycled Reactor Fuel, report, June 1, 1959; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874036/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.