Impact of advanced fuel cycles on waste management

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Authors

  • Jan Marivoet
  • J.M. Gavedon
  • Timo Haapalehto
  • William Halsey
  • Kwang-Seok Lee
  • Peter Wydler
  • Alain Zaetta

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Abstract

An expert group on the impact of advanced fuel cycles on waste management policies has been set up by the Nuclear Development Committee of OECD/NEA. This study extends a series of previous ones on Partitioning and Transmutation issues, by broadening the scope of scenarios beyond ADS-centred ones and by focusing on fuel cycle and waste issues. The paper summarises the main findings of this work. A novelty of this study is the repository performance assessment performed for the HLW repositories. Two aspects are analysed, firstly the effect of different HLW isotopic composition on repository performance, and secondly, the effect on repository capacity, though current repository concepts have not been optimised for the new type of waste.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of ENC 2005: Nuclear power for the XXIst century
Place of PublicationMarseille, France
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
EventENC 2005 - Nuclear power for the XXIst century: from basic research to high-tech industry - ENS - European Nuclear Society, Versailles, France
Duration: 11 Nov 200514 Nov 2005

Conference

ConferenceENC 2005 - Nuclear power for the XXIst century: from basic research to high-tech industry
CountryFrance
CityVersailles
Period2005-11-112005-11-14

Keywords

  • geological disposal, high level radioactive waste, partitioning & transmutation, advanced fuel cycles, radioactive waste management

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