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Safety of Uranium and Plutonium Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facilities

Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-7 (Rev. 1)
Specific Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/2040 ¦ 978-92-0-145522-2

97 pages ¦ 1 figure ¦ € 46.00 ¦ Date published: 2023

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This Safety Guide provides specific recommendations on the safety of uranium and plutonium mixed oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facilities. The potential hazards of a MOX fuel fabrication facility are release of actinides, increased radiotoxicity due to trans-uranium actinides, and nuclear criticality. The toxicity of plutonium is high and therefore it is important that best practices be employed at all stages of the fabrication of MOX fuel, and that plutonium be handled, processed, treated and stored safely. The revised Safety Guide reflects current operational practices at MOX fuel fabrication facilities. The recommendations in this publication are aimed primarily at the operating organizations of fuel fabrication facilities, regulatory bodies and designers.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Safety of Uranium, Plutonium, Mixed Oxide, MOX, Fuel Fabrication Facilities, Nuclear Facilities, Safety Measures, Mixed Oxide Fuels, Nuclear Engineering, Management System, Verification, Management Responsibility, Process Implementation, Measurement, Assessment, Evaluation, Improvement, Site Evaluation, Design Considerations, Instrumentation and Control, Human Factor Considerations, Safety Analysis, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Radioactive Waste, Ageing Management, Commissioning, Operation, Staffing, Toxicity, Best Practices, Operational Practices, Qualification, Training of Personnel, Operational Documentation, Maintenance, Nuclear Criticality Hazards, Actinides, Radiotoxicity, Radiation Protection, Industrial and Chemical Safety, Operating Experience, Decommissioning, Structure, Systems, Components, Operational Limits, Siting, Construction, Review

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