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Thorium fuel cycles for light water reactors: homogeneous design

Galperin, A and Shwageraus, E and Todosow, M (2000) Thorium fuel cycles for light water reactors: homogeneous design. In: Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., -- to -- 23 - 4-23 - 4..

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The proliferation potential of the present light water reactor (LWR) fuel cycle is related primarily to the quantity and the quality of the residual Pu contained in the spent-fuel stockpile, although other potentially “weapons usable” materials are also a concern. Thorium-based nuclear fuel produces much smaller amounts of Pu in comparison with standard LWR fuel, and consequently, it is more proliferation resistant than conventional slightly enriched all-U fuel; the long-term toxicity of the spent-fuel stockpile is also reduced

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Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:06
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 05:41