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The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: An Overview

  • Manson Benedict

Abstract

My purpose today is to give a brief overview of the technology of the nuclear fuel cycle. I shall describe briefly the processes which are now being used and shall venture some opinions about future trends.

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Fission Product Fuel Cycle Natural Uranium Nuclear Fuel Cycle Pressurize Water Reactor 
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References

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    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: “Uranium-Resources, Production and Demand,” Paris (1979).Google Scholar
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    J. H. Coates: “France’s Chemical Exchange Process,” International Conference on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Amsterdam (1980).Google Scholar
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    H. Rogan: “Fuel Manufacturing Technology and Production Facilities at BNFL Springfields,” British Nuclear Fuels Limited (1977).Google Scholar
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    M. Levenson and E. Zebroski: “A Fast Breeder System Concept: A Diversion-Resistant Fuel Cycle,” 5th Energy Technology Conference, Washington (1978).Google Scholar
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    D. W. Clelland et al.:“A Review of European High-Level Waste Solidification Technology,” in Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Management of Radioactive Wastes from the LWR Fuel Cycle, Report CONF-76–0701 (1976), pp. 137–165.Google Scholar
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    J. L. McElroy et al.:“Waste Solidification Technology, U.S.A.,” ibid., pp. 166–189.Google Scholar

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© University of Tokyo Press 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manson Benedict
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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