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PRESENT STATUS OF JMTR SPENT FUEL SHIPMENT

Masataka Miyazawa, Masao Watanabe, Makoto Yokokawa,

 Hiroshi Sato, Haruhiko Ito

Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
Oarai-machi Ibaraki-ken, Japan

ABSTRACT

The Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) has been consistently making the enrichment reduction of reactor fuels in cooperation with RERTR Program and FRR SNF Acceptance Program both conducted along with the U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy and JMTR, 50 MW test reactor in Oarai Research Establishment, has achieved core conversion, from its initial 93% enriched UAl alloy to 45% enriched uranium-aluminide fuel, and then to the current 19.8 % enriched uranium-silicide fuel.

In order to return all of JMTR spent fuels, to be discharged from the reactor by May 12, 2006, to the U.S.A. by May 12, 2009, JAERI is planning the transportation schedule based on one shipment per year. The sixth shipment of spent fuels to U.S. was carried out as scheduled this year, where the total number of fuels shipped amounts to 651 elements. All of the UAl alloy elements have so far been shipped and now shipments of 45% enriched uranium-aluminide type fuels are in progress. Thus far the JMTR SFs have been transported on schedule. From 2003 onward are scheduled more then 850 elements to be shipped. In this paper, we describe our activities on the transportation in general and the schedule for the SFs shipments.


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Dr. Masataka Miyazawa

Senior Staff
JAERI, OARAI Research Establishment Department of JMTR
Narita-cho, Oarai-machi
Higashi Ibaraki-gun
Ibaraki-ken, 311-1394 Japan
Phone: (81 29) 264 8762
Fax: (81 29) 264 8480
E-mail: miya@oarai.jaeri.jaeri.go.jp

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