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Nuclear fuel transfer for reprocessing, pending cases

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade.

Nuclear fuel transfer for reprocessing, pending cases

hearings before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, September 26 and October 3, 1978.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Reactor fuel reprocessing -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Nuclear nonproliferation.,
    • Nuclear energy -- Law and legislation -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .I54924 1978e
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 162 p. ;
      Number of Pages162
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4063278M
      LC Control Number79600986

      The Fukushima accident has brought into question the way used nuclear fuel is handled at the reactor site (see used-nuclear-fuel-what-happens-after-fukushima-) but so far the issue has largely been one of whether the fuel should be removed more quickly from the reactor site and put into centralised wider issue, of course, is what happens to the used fuel subsequently. Daily, Dec. 15, , at 30; Hearings on Nuclear Transferfor Reprocessing: Pending Cases, Before the Subcomm. on Int'l Policy and Trade of the House Coma on Int'l Relations, 95th Cong., 2d Sess. () [hereinafter cited as Nuclear Fuel Transfer Hearings]. 18 U.S. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, THE NATION'S NUCLEAR WASTE-PROPOSALS FOR.


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Nuclear fuel transfer for reprocessing, pending cases by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Nuclear fuel transfer for reprocessing, pending cases: hearings before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, September 26 and October 3, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Get this from a library. Nuclear fuel transfer for reprocessing, pending cases: hearings before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives ; Ninety-fifth Congress, second session ; September 26 and October 3, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Reprocessing and Recycling of Spent Nuclear Fuel presents an authoritative overview of spent fuel reprocessing, considering future prospects for advanced closed fuel One introduces the recycling and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, reviewing past and current technologies, the possible implications of Generation IV nuclear reactors, and associated safely and Brand: Woodhead Publishing.

Reprocessing is essential to closing nuclear fuel cycle. Natural uranium contains only percent U, the fissile (see glossary for technical terms) isotope that produces most of the fission energy in a nuclear power plant.

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In book: Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications (pp) and M.J. Lineberry M. Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing. Kok, D. CRC Press, Boca Raton,If nitric dissolution of spent UOX fuel is almost complete with only a very low quantity of remaining solid (recovery rate > %) (Treatment and Recycling of Spent Nuclear Fuel -Actinide.

Nuclear fuel reprocessing activities produce liquid RAW commonly referred to as sodium-bearing waste with 90 Sr and Cs as dominating radionuclides. 91 Li et al. 92 used contaminated water directly to create a paper sludge fly ash based alkali activated material with low Ca content.

Paper sludge fly ash mixed with solid Sr(NO 3) 2 and CsNO 3 was activated with Na 2 O2SiO 2 aq. High. Bruce Hanson, in Reprocessing and Recycling of Spent Nuclear Fuel, Fissile material management.

Nuclear fuel reprocessing plants will be dealing with fissile materials and so the design engineer must consider what methods can be adopted to manage criticality and what effect these measures Nuclear fuel transfer for reprocessing have on the plant design.

When considering criticality we will need an estimate of the. Harold F. McFarlane, in Encyclopedia of Energy, National Policies. The rationale for nuclear fuel reprocessing, or alternatively for deferring the practice, has been the subject of intense international discussion since the late crux of the debate lies in the military origin of the technology and the increasing global concern about weapons of mass destruction.

L.G. Williams, in Reprocessing and Recycling of Spent Nuclear Fuel, Storage of spent nuclear fuel. Spent nuclear fuel will need to be stored prior to reprocessing, and guidance on how the safety requirements can be met is given in Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (International Atomic Energy Agency, ).

In advanced nuclear fuel. Reprocessing and Recycling of Spent Nuclear Fuel presents an authoritative overview of spent fuel reprocessing, considering future prospects for advanced closed fuel cycles.

Part One introduces the recycling and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, reviewing past and current technologies, the possible implications of Generation IV nuclear. This book provides readers with the fundamental knowledge behind of nuclear used fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management, and their technical applications, and their requirements and.

By lifting the ban on spent fuel recycling we could make use of a valuable resource, provide an answer to the nuclear waste problem, open the way for a new generation of nuclear. In the case of pyrochemical fuel reprocessing, focus has been placed on the LiCl-KCl electrorefining technology developed originally at Argonne National Laboratory.

The overall scope of nuclear fuel reprocessing technology is too broad to cover in this entry. The recently reported decision of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) on additional restrictions for transfer of ENR (enrichment and reprocessing) technologies with adherence to the Nuclear Non-Pro.

from the. fission products in the spent fuel after July lJ allowing for the decay of short-lived fission products is termed as spent fuel reprocessing. Process Requirements Fuel reprocessing differs from conventional chemical processing due to the radioactive nature.

Nuclear fuel transfer for reprocessing, pending cases: hearings before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, September 26 and October 3, The reprocessing of irradiated fuel, as practiced in France, requires radioactive materials to be transported from the nuclear power plant to the reprocessing plant.

In the United States, where spent fuel remains in interim storage near power plants pending disposal, spent fuel transport movements are currently still rare but will be necessary. fuel reprocessing facility in Morris, IL.5 The AEC invited public comment on a proposed policy in the form of Appendix F to 10 C.F.R.

Part 50 on siting a fuel reprocessing plant.6 EBRII fuel reprocessing and refabrication operations were suspended. Allied-General Nuclear Services began constructing a large commercial. The term invessel component includes the divertor and the breeding blanket, the “fuel” in a fusion reactor.

In this perspective only, the waste resulting from IVC replacement is analogous to the fuel waste arising from fission power plants, and this comparison, whether justified, or not, could prejudice the fusion waste disposal solution.

From tothe United States joined other nations in the International Fuel Cycle Evaluation to reconsider the commercial use of plutonium. The U.S. Congress passed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty ofwhich placed restraints on foreign reprocessing of nuclear fuel of U.S. origin. Nuclear fuel reprocessing is a safe activity that should be part of America's nuclear energy program.

It can be affordable and is technologically feasible. The French are proving that on a daily. reprocessing, enrichment and conversion of nuclear material and for fuel fabrication and heavy water production; and (v) technology associated with each of the above items.

Guidelines for Transfers of Nuclear-Related Dual-Use Equipment, Materials, Software and Related. The number of shipments of spent nuclear fuel by road and rail could increase in the future if additional facilities for storage or disposal of spent nuclear fuel become available.

How We Regulate The NRC regulates spent fuel transportation through a combination of safety and security requirements, certification of transportation casks.

A U.S. reprocessing program would add to the worldwide stockpile of separated and vulnerable civil plutonium that sits in storage today, which totaled roughly metric tons as of the end of —enough for s nuclear weapons.

Reprocessing the U.S. spent fuel generated to date would increase this by more than metric tons. The nuclear fuel cycle includes the ‘front end’, i.e.

preparation of the fuel, the ‘service period’ in which fuel is used during reactor operation to generate electricity, and the ‘back end’, i.e. the safe management of spent nuclear fuel including reprocessing and reuse and disposal.

Nuclear reprocessing is the chemical separation of fission products and unused uranium from spent nuclear fuel. Originally, reprocessing was used solely to extract plutonium for producing nuclear commercialization of nuclear power, the reprocessed plutonium was recycled back into MOX nuclear fuel for thermal reactors.

The reprocessed uranium, also known as the spent fuel. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act and Amendments of and established a national policy and schedule for developing geologic repositories for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel. recycled fuel. This is also the case for all the recycle options from reprocessing of spent LWR fuel, but to a much lesser extent.

In fact, reprocessing LWR spent fuel and recycling the recovered uranium and plutonium in LWR’s or future fast reactors (FBR) may become economical when and if the price of natural uranium reaches a breakeven value. Nuclear fuel reprocessing plant completion delayed, NHK News, 21 Aug The operator of a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in northeastern Japan says it will postpone the scheduled completion of the facility by one year.

The plant is the centerpiece of the Japanese government’s nuclear fuel recycling is the 25th time that Japan. In order to support a self-sufficient commercial nuclear power industry in the s, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC, circa to )—the predecessor regulatory agency to the NRC ( to present) and the Department of Energy (circa to present)—encouraged the transfer of nuclear fuel reprocessing from the federal government to.

To support that judgment Ford called for changes in domestic nuclear policies, cooperation between nuclear exporters on behalf of "'maximum restraint in the transfer of reprocessing and enrichment technology," and international cooperation to ensure that "customer nations have an adequate supply of fuel for their nuclear power plants," among.

Dry cask storage is a method of storing high-level radioactive waste, such as spent nuclear fuel that has already been cooled in the spent fuel pool for at least one year and often as much as ten years. Casks are typically steel cylinders that are either welded or bolted closed.

The fuel rods inside are surrounded by inert y, the steel cylinder provides leak-tight containment of the.

activities generated from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel. The scope of this review only includes commercial spent nuclear fuel. Page 2 GAO Spent Nuclear Fuel Liability: Waste Policy Act of (NWPA), which directed the Department of Energy (DOE).

Nuclear fuel reprocessing was developed for recovery of plutonium for use in nuclear weapons with regard for ultimate disposal of radioactive wastes. Consequently, significant amounts of. The integral fast reactor (IFR, originally advanced liquid-metal reactor) is a design for a nuclear reactor using fast neutrons and no neutron moderator (a "fast" reactor).IFR would breed more fuel and is distinguished by a nuclear fuel cycle that uses reprocessing via electrorefining at the reactor site.

IFR development began in and the U.S. Department of Energy built a prototype, the. Japan's government said Wednesday it will pursue its nuclear fuel recycling program that would involve extracting plutonium from spent fuel, despite international concerns about the country's already huge plutonium stockpile and lack of prospects for effectively consuming it as nuclear fuel.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato, at a meeting with the governor of Aomori prefecture, home to. A familiar argument against building new nuclear power plants in the U.S. is that there’s no long-term solution to the used nuclear fuel storage problem.

This situation was created in with. Nuclear energy accounts for about 3% of Brazil's electricity. It is produced by two pressurized water reactor reactors at Angra, which is the country's sole nuclear power uction of a third reactor begun on 1 Junebut it is currently stalled.

The sole Brazilian company in charge of nuclear energy production is Eletronuclear. Uranium exploration, production and export in Brazil. Spent nuclear fuel, occasionally called used nuclear fuel, is nuclear fuel that has been irradiated in a nuclear reactor (usually at a nuclear power plant).It is no longer useful in sustaining a nuclear reaction in an ordinary thermal reactor and depending on its point along the nuclear fuel cycle, it may have considerably different isotopic constituents.Not the First Time: The Long History of Multinational Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

The idea of a multilateral approach to the fuel cycle is not new. Soon after the nuclear age began, the United States unsuccessfully advanced a proposal for multinational control of the nuclear fuel .Evolution of U.S.

Spent Fuel Disposal Policy. Reprocessing is the generic term for the chemical processing of spent nuclear fuel. The method currently used is the PUREX (plutonium-uranium extraction) process, which was originally developed by the United States in the early s to separate plutonium for nuclear weapons.