You are here

Safety of Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facilities

Specific Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1744 (ISBN: 978-92-0-103016-0)
119 pages ¦ 6 figures ¦ EUR 51.00 ¦ Date published: 2017


This publication provides guidance on meeting the requirements of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. NS R 5 (Rev.1) relating to nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities. It covers the lifetime of these facilities from site selection through to decommissioning concentrating on the design and operational phases. It applies to facilities that reprocess spent fuel and other material from nuclear power plants that use metallic and oxide fuels including materials from mixed oxide fuel (MOX) and breeder reactors. It covers the safety issues relating to the handling of spent fuel; mechanical treatment and the dissolution of spent fuel in acid; the separation of uranium and plutonium from fission products using solvents; the separation and purification of plutonium and uranium; and the production and storage of solutions and oxides to be used as feed material to form fresh uranium or mixed (UO2 PuO2) oxide fuel.

More Information on reusing IAEA copyright material.

How to order

Ordering Locally

Please use the following links for an up-to-date list of IAEA distributors:

Distributors of IAEA Publications

Orders and requests for information may also be addressed to:

Marketing and Sales Unit
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna,

Tel.: +43 1 2600 22529, +43 1 2600 22530
Fax: +43 1 2600 29302

Download order form


  1. Employment
  2. Women
  3. Press

Stay in touch