Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the 1999 International RERTR Meeting
EXPERIENCE IN RESEARCH REACTOR FUEL
CYCLE (Front end and back end)
Catherine Anne / Jérôme Galtier
9 rue Christophe Colomb
75008 PARIS - FRANCE
For 35 years TRANSNUCLEAIRE has
been involved in all types of transportation for research reactors (front end
and back end) and laboratories:
Fresh uranium (LEU and HEU)
Fresh MTR elements
Irradiated MTR and Triga elements
Sources, samples, fuels rods,...
For the front end of Research
reactors and Laboratories, each year we perform an average of
10 transportations of fresh uranium representing approximatively 1 ton of
material, and an average of 30 transportations of fresh MTR fuel representing
about 300 / 400 elements.
For the back end, we are carrying out for shipments for
research reactors to the USA, COGEMA La Hague reprocessing plant and between
CEA sites (French Atomic Energy Commission). For example around 35 loaded casks
will be transported over 1999.
In the present document, a shipment of low enriched
uranium to be transferred from UK Atomic Energy Agency Dounreay to CERCA Romans
Plant (France) and the specific operations involved will be presented.
We will also update the status of our licensed new cask TN-MTR
which will be used for the transportation of irradiated MTR fuel elements this