AFCI Options Study

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This report describes the background and framework for both organizing the discussion and providing information on the potential for nuclear energy R&D to develop alternative nuclear fuel cycles that would address the issues with the current implementations of nuclear power, including nuclear waste disposal, proliferation risk, safety, security, economics, and sustainability. The disposition of used fuel is the cause of many of the concerns, and the possible approaches to used fuel management identify a number of basic technology areas that need to be considered. The basic science in each of the technology areas is discussed, emphasizing what science is currently ... continued below

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Wigeland, R.; Taiwo, T.; Todosow, M.; Halsey, W. & Gehin, J. September 1, 2009.

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This report describes the background and framework for both organizing the discussion and providing information on the potential for nuclear energy R&D to develop alternative nuclear fuel cycles that would address the issues with the current implementations of nuclear power, including nuclear waste disposal, proliferation risk, safety, security, economics, and sustainability. The disposition of used fuel is the cause of many of the concerns, and the possible approaches to used fuel management identify a number of basic technology areas that need to be considered. The basic science in each of the technology areas is discussed, emphasizing what science is currently available, where scientific knowledge may be insufficient, and especially to identify specific areas where transformational discoveries may allow achievement of performance goals not currently attainable. These discussions lead to the wide range of technical options that have been the basis for past and current research and development on advanced nuclear fuel cycles in the United States. The results of this work are then briefly reviewed to show the extent to which such approaches are capable of addressing the issues with nuclear power, the potential for moving further, and the inherent limitations.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-10-17639
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • DOI: 10.2172/978356 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 978356
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc933787

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Wigeland, R.; Taiwo, T.; Todosow, M.; Halsey, W. & Gehin, J. AFCI Options Study, report, September 1, 2009; [Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc933787/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.