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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1999 International RERTR Meeting

South Africa and the RERTR Programme Current Status:
An AEC Perspective

G Ball
Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa Ltd

1.       Introduction

The Atomic Energy Corporation (AEC) of South Africa fully endorses the principles of the RERTR programme.  To this end in 1994 the AEC, together with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), undertook a study into the feasibility of converting the SAFARI-1 reactor to LEU silicide fuel.  More details are contained in Section 2 below.  Due to the commercial pressures on the AEC at that time, the AEC decided not to convert SAFARI-1 to LEU silicide fuel.  The AEC did, however, undertake to reevaluate the situation periodically.

Five years have passed since the detailed study of 1994 and the changing conditions now warrant another detailed study taking into account the current situation. 

In the sections to follow, a brief historical background is given on the RERTR activities in South Africa since 1993 followed by a summary of the current situation.

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Gavin Ball
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Pretoria 0001
Republic of South Africa

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