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Recovery of weapon plutonium as feed material for reactor fuel

Description: This report presents preliminary considerations for recovering and converting weapon plutonium from various US weapon forms into feed material for fabrication of reactor fuel elements. An ongoing DOE study addresses the disposition of excess weapon plutonium through its use as fuel for nuclear power reactors and subsequent disposal as spent fuel. The spent fuel would have characteristics similar to those of commercial power spent fuel and could be similarly disposed of in a geologic repository.
Date: March 16, 1994
Creator: Armantrout, G. A.; Bronson, M. A. & Choi, Jor-Shan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department