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1999 International RERTR Meeting

The French Development Program for a UMo Fuel

22nd RERTR October 1999 in Budapest

R. Romano (CERCA), JL. Nigon (COGEMA), A. Languille (CEA),

E. Le Borgne (Technicatome), H. Freslon (Framatome)


Until now high density U3Si2 fuels were satisfactory for LEU conversion of certain reactors, but their use is limited because their density is physically limited to 5,8 gU/cm3 and they have very poor reprocessing capacities. After the end of the present US return policy in may 2006, the reactor operators will be indeed in a very difficult position with silicides. The international community is thus interested in a very high density fuel with good reprocessing capacities in order to convert most reactors and to find a back end solution.

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