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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1999 International RERTR Meeting


A. Mariy M Sultan & M. Khattab
Reactors Department Nuclear Research Center
 Cairo, Egypt


Storing of spent fuel from Test Reactor in developing countries has become a big dilemma for the following reasons:

  • The transportation of spent fuel is very expensive.
  • There are no reprocessing plants in most developing countries.
  • The expanding of existing storage facilities in reactor building require experience that most of developing countries lack.
  • Some political motivations from Nuclear Developed countries intervene which makes the transportation procedures and logistics to those countries difficult.

This paper gives the conceptual design of a new spent fuel storage now under construction at Inshass research reactor (ET-RR-1). The location of the new storage facility is chosen to be within the premises of the reactor facility so that both reactor and the new storage are one Material Balance Area.

The paper also proposes some ideas that can enhance the transportation and storage of spent fuel of test reactors, such as:

  • Intensifying the role of IAEA in helping countries to get rid of the spent fuel.
  • The initiation of regional spent fuel storage facilities in some developing countries.

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Muhamed Sultan
Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority
Nuclear Research Center, INSHASS
Cairo, Egypt

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