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2002 International RERTR Meeting

SEARCH REACTOR SPENT FUEL MANAGEMENT IN ARGENTINA

M.A. Audero, A.M. Bevilacqua, A.M. Mehlich and O. Novara

Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) - Argentina

ABSTRACT

The research reactor spent fuel (RRSF) management strategy will be presented as well as the interim storage experience.

Currently, low-enriched uranium RRSF is in wet interim storage either at reactor site or away from reactor site in a centralized storage facility. High-enriched uranium RRSF from the centralized storage facility has been sent to the U.S.A. in the framework of the Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel Acceptance Program.

The strategy for the management of the RRSF could implement the encapsulation for interim dry storage. As an alternative to encapsulation for dry storage some conditioning processes are being studied which include decladding, isotopic dilution, oxidation and immobilization. The immobilized material will be suitable for final disposal.

The conditioning concepts and the laboratory scale research will be briefly presented as well as the hot cell facility that can host the conditioning process.


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Contact:
 Dr. Miguel Angel Audero
Head, Projects on Radioactive Waste Management
CNEA
Ava. del Libertador 8250
C1429BNO Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (54.11) 4704 1463
Fax: (54.11) 4704 1158
E-mail: audero@cnea.gov.ar

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