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This report was prepared by an expert group, composed of 30 scientists representing 12 countries and three international organisations, to provide the decision makers with the comprehensive status and assessment information on the Partitioning and Transmutation (P&T) of actinides and fission products.
The report is subdivided into two main parts:
the second part covers a technical discussion and a systems analysis of partitioning, transmutation and risk analysis within an advanced fuel cycle and in a long term waste management option.
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Short Table of Contents
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2. STATUS AND EXPECTATION OF P&T TECHNOLOGY
2.3 Fuel and target technology
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE FUEL CYCLES
3.1 The nuclear fuel cycles
3.2 Overview of the fuel cycles and associated issues
4. CRITICAL EVALUATION
5. GENERAL CONCLUSIONS
1.1 Aqueous separation techniques
1.2 Non-aqueous methods
2.2 Target and fuel fabrication technology
2.3 Transmutation of minor actinides
2.4 Transmutation of long-lived fission products
3. DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT TRENDS IN P&T RESEARCH
3.1 Current R&D activities
3.2 Summary of current strategy studies
4. IMPACT OF P&T ON RISK ASSESSMENT AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
4.1 Introduction and definition of radiotoxicity and risk
4.2 Radiotoxic inventory of waste
4.3 Possible impact of P&T on TRU reduction
4.4 Risk and hazard assessment over time
4.5 Waste management concepts
4.6 Criticality safety
5. COMMENTARY ON EXISTING P&T SYSTEMS STUDIES
5.1 First generation systems study reports
5.2 Second generation reports
Last reviewed: 3 February 2012