Burn and bury option for plutonium

Kurt E. Sickafus, Robert J. Hanrahan, Kenneth J. McClellan, Jeremy N. Mitchell, Christopher J. Wetteland, Darryl P. Butt, Chodak, Kevin B. Ramsey, Thomas H. Blair, Kenneth Chidester, Hj Matzke, Kazuhiro Yasuda, Richard A. Verral, Ning Yu

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Abstract

This article proposes an option for both reactor and weapons-grade plutonium disposition that incorporates both aspects of the dual-track strategy. The burn and bury concepts offers an efficient means of oreduce the world plutonium inventory as well as to reduce security risks. This cradle-to-grave fuel cycle concept represents a new paradigm for a globally sustainable nuclear power.

Original languageEnglish
Volume78
No.1
Specialist publicationAmerican Ceramic Society Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites

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    Sickafus, K. E., Hanrahan, R. J., McClellan, K. J., Mitchell, J. N., Wetteland, C. J., Butt, D. P., Chodak, Ramsey, K. B., Blair, T. H., Chidester, K., Matzke, H., Yasuda, K., Verral, R. A., & Yu, N. (1999). Burn and bury option for plutonium. American Ceramic Society Bulletin, 78(1).