The feasibility of recycling and clearance of active materials from fusion power plants

M. Zucchetti, L.A. El-Guebaly, R.A. Forrest, T.D. Marshall, N.P. Taylor, K. Tobita

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Abstract

In order to minimize the quantity of active materials that require long-term storage, arising during operation and after fusion power plant decommissioning, maximum use should be made of both recycling within the nuclear industry and clearance. For the latter, revised limits have been recently issued at the international level and in the US and Europe. In this paper the implications for fusion materials of these new levels are considered. Concerning recycling, power plant studies have employed criteria based solely on radiological parameters. Reviews of remote procedures currently used within the nuclear industry suggest that these criteria have been unduly conservative and should be revised. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1355 - 1360
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume367-370 B
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Zucchetti, M., El-Guebaly, L. A., Forrest, R. A., Marshall, T. D., Taylor, N. P., & Tobita, K. (2007). The feasibility of recycling and clearance of active materials from fusion power plants. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 367-370 B(SPEC. ISS.), 1355 - 1360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2007.03.248