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Separated plutonium: progress on approaches to management

NDA concludes reuse remains preferred option. Based on information provided and against our definitions, there are 3 credible reuse options.

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Progress on approaches to the management of separated plutonium position paper January 2014

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The 3 credible reuse options are:

  • reuse as MOX in light water reactors
  • reuse in CANDU EC6 reactors
  • reuse in PRISM fast reactors.

We note all the technologies being considered have pros and cons and that no “perfect” solution exists. It may be that a multi-track approach offers best value for money.

Published 20 January 2014