nuclear fuel reprocessing

nuclear fuel reprocessing

[′nü·klē·ər ¦fyül rē′prä‚ses·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
The periodic chemical, physical, and metallurgical treatment of materials used as fuel elements in nuclear reactors, to recover and purify the residual fissionable and fertile materials.
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The Western New York Center, which is owned by NYSERDA, is the site of the West Valley Demonstration Project, where DOE is decommissioning a former commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility.
PNC also suffered embarrassment when its nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in Ibaraki Prefecture was hit by a fire that exposed 37 workers to radiation in 1997.
Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security was awarded $980,000 to discourage nuclear fuel reprocessing, support the minimization of highly-enriched fuel in Russia, and assess the proliferation risks of the small modular reactors being advocated by the nuclear industry.
The discovery could be applied to nuclear fuel reprocessing or to clean up nuclear reactor accidents.
Advanced separation techniques for nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste treatment.
Loss of power was reported at a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in Rokkasho.
But independent scientists argue that commercial application of nuclear fuel reprocessing has always been hindered by cost, technology, risk and safety challenges.
Despite the successful conclusion of nuclear fuel reprocessing agreement with India in March this year, the American corporations still cannot trade nuclear equipment and materials with Indian customers due to a lack of a nuclear civil liability regime in India.
Sarkozy's address carried a thinly- veiled hint to India about transferring spent nuclear fuel reprocessing technology, something that the Americans are averse to doing.
Topics include extracting radioactive elements by calixarenes, the simultaneous removal of radionuclides by extractant mixtures, the radiolysis of solvents used in nuclear fuel reprocessing, automating extraction chromagraphic and ion-exchange separations for radiochemical analysis and monitoring, and neoteric solvents as the basis for alternative approaches to separating actinides and fission products.
Categories: Energy, Cost analysis, Cost control, Energy facilities, Energy recovery from waste, Facility construction, Facility management, Fuel research, Industrial engineering, Industrial wastes, Nuclear energy, Nuclear engineering, Nuclear facilities, Nuclear fuel plants, Nuclear fuel reprocessing, Nuclear proliferation, Nuclear waste disposal, Nuclear waste management, Radioactive waste disposal, Recycling, Research and development facilities, Risk management, Technology modernization programs, Technology research, Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, Nuclear Waste Fund
Facilities to be dismantled include a five-megawatt experimental reactor, a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant and a nuclear fuel rod fabrication facility.

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