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Available Reprocessing and Recycling Services for Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel

English STI/PUB/1746 978-92-0-103216-4
85 37 38.00 2017

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The high enriched uranium (HEU) take back programmes will soon have achieved their goals. When there are no longer HEU inventories at research reactors and no commerce in HEU for research reactors, the primary driver for the take back programmes will cease. However, research reactors will continue to operate in order to meet their various mission objectives. As a result, inventories of low enriched uranium spent nuclear fuel will continue to be created during the research reactors' lifetime and, therefore, there is a need to develop national final disposition routes. This publication is designed to address the issues of available reprocessing and recycling services for research reactor spent fuel and discusses the various back end management aspects of the research reactor fuel cycle.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Spent Fuel Management, Reactor Fuel Reprocessing, Waste Disposal, Spent Reactor Fuels, Recycling, Research Reactor, Nuclear Fuels, Fuel Cycles, High Enriched Uranium, HEU, Low enriched Uranium, LEU, Spent Nuclear Fuel, SNF, Lifetime, Service Life, Shipping, Conditioning, Milestones, Logistics, Transport, Licensing, Countries, Engineering, Reprocessing, Storage, Technologies, Regulatory Framework, Equipment, Fuel Management, International Conventions, Legal Aspects, Spent Fuel Assembly, SFA, France, Russian Federation, Service Providers, Environment, Global Threat Reduction Initiative, GTRI, Non-Proliferation

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