Nuclear Development

Agence pour l'Energie Nucléaire

1990-066X (en ligne)
1990-0678 (imprimé)
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A series of publications from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency on various aspects of nuclear development. The publications in this series provide authoritative, reliable information on nuclear technologies, economics, strategies and resources to governments for use in policy analyses and decision making.

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Trends towards Sustainability in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

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Date de publication :
15 déc 2011
Pages :
9789264168268 (PDF) ; 9789264168107 (imprimé)

Table des matières

Executive summary
1. Introduction
-1.1. Introduction
-1.2. Summary of the previous report
-1.3. International initiatives with a focus on sustainability
-1.4. Sustainability elements for the nuclear fuel cycle
2. The nuclear fuel cycle in perspective
-2.1. Introduction
-2.2. World energy and electricity demand
-2.3. The benefits of nuclear power
-2.4. The challenges to nuclear power expansion
-2.5. The nuclear fuel cycle: an overview
-2.6. The nuclear fuel cycle: front end
-2.7. The nuclear fuel cycle: irradiation stage – reactor operations
-2.8. The nuclear fuel cycle: back end
-2.9. The nuclear fuel cycle: future developments
3. Technical progress
-3.1. Introduction
-3.2. Evolution trends in the current fuel cycle
-3.3. The longer-term future, options and R&D trends
4. Progress towards sustainability: technology, policy and international trends
-4.1. Sustainability of trends in nuclear fuel cycles
-4.2. Trends in countries and global efforts for nuclear fuel cycle developments
-4.3. Comments on policies
5. Conclusions and recommendations
-5.1. Evolutionary trends
-5.2. Advanced fuel cycles
Annex 1: List of experts
Annex 2: Acronyms