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The Nuclear Reactor Closed Cycle

Published By Edutech Enterprises

  • By John K. Sutherland
  • Published April 2004
  • 43 Page(s)

This paper examines the stages of the closed nuclear reactor cycle from mining of the ore through to spent fuel reprocessing and disposal of fission wastes. There is a discussion of fission, activation and transuranium nuclides and their half-lives and abundances. The various options of dealing with spent fuel - reprocessing or not - are examined from both a technological viewpoint as well as from the political actions in the U.S. which have so far denied the U.S. nuclear industry the Fast Breeder Reactor and the reprocessing option. Some aspects and outcomes of this political decision are examined.

 

 



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