Destruction of Plutonium and Other Nuclear Waste Materials Using the Accelerator-Driven Transmutation of Waste Concept
Each large nuclear power plant produces about 300 kilograms of actinides and about 120 kilograms of long-lived fission product wastes per year, with major constituents in terms of potentially dangerous radiation. The plutonium is a basic end-product of the reactor cycle using uranium fuel, and is considered especially troublesome in terms of its potential damage to humans either directly or by clandestine conversion to nuclear weapons.
KeywordsMolten Salt Fission Product Uranium Fuel Molten Salt Reactor Repository Storage
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