Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Radioactive Waste Management

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This study analyses a range of advanced nuclear fuel cycle options from the perspective of their effect on radioactive waste management policies. It presents various fuel cycle options which illustrate differences between alternative technologies, but does not purport to cover all foreseeable future fuel cycles. The analysis extends the work carried out in previous studies, assesses the fuel cycles as a whole, including all radioactive waste generated at each step of the cycles, and covers high-level waste repository performance for the different fuel cycles considered.

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Waste Generation Processes and Waste Characteristics

Nuclear Energy Agency

All the operations associated to the production of nuclear energy, including mining, milling, front-end activities such as conversion, enrichment or fuel fabrication as well as the operation of nuclear power plants, generate waste that has to be managed adequately according to technical requirements and following internationally accepted principles [1].

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