Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning & Transmutation

Eighth Information Exchange Meeting

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
9-11 November 2004


During the last decade interest in partitioning and transmutation has grown in many countries around the world. In the years to come, partitioning and transmutation (P&T) technology is expected to be one of the key technologies for future fuel cycles alleviating geological disposal. In order to give experts a forum to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the P&T field, the OECD/NEA has been holding biennial Information Exchange Meetings on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation since 1990. The previous meetings were held in Mito (Japan) in 1990, at ANL (United States) in 1992, in Cadarache (France) in 1994, in Mito (Japan) in 1996, in Mol (Belgium) in 1998, in Madrid (Spain) in 2000 and in Jeju (Korea) in 2002. This eighth meeting was hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and was held in co-operation with the European Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Meeting scope

The meeting covered the broad spectrum of developments in the field of P&T, and emphasised in particular:

  • the role of P&T in the future of nuclear energy (raison d'être), including impacts on waste management policies;
    developments in partitioning and management of wastes produced;
  • the technology of reactors and accelerator-driven systems for use as transmutation devices; and,
    fuels for transmutation devices.

General programme of the meeting

The meeting began with presentations of national and international programmes on P&T and continued with technical sessions as follows:

General Session: National and international programmes on P&T

Session I. P&T systems and waste management

Session II. Partitioning technology

Session III. Fuels for transmutation devices

Session IV. Transmutation; General

Session V. Transmutation; ADS

Two poster sessions were organised on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 November, covering the above five technical topics.

At the summary session, reviews and findings of each technical session were presented by the session chairs. Finally, a panel discussion on strategic issues was held, which was followed by the closing session.


  Monday 8 November Tuesday 9 November Wednesday
10 November
11 November


Welcome addresses

Technical session III Technical session V
Morning   Break Break Break
    National and international programmes on P&T Poster session (I, II, III) Poster session (IV, V)
    Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon   Technical session I Technical session IV Summary session (reviews by session chairs)
    Break Break
  Reception Technical session II Panel discussion on strategic issues and closing session

Meeting organisation

General Co-Chairs Luis Echávarri, Director-General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
  R. Shane Johnson, Department of Energy, United States
Scientific Chair James Laidler, Argonne National University (United States)
Local Arrangements: Anthony Hechanova, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)


Scientific advisory committee

Tae-Yung Song (KAERI) Dave Hill (ORNL)
Joachim Knebel (FZK) Jean-Paul Glatz (EC/ITU)
Alain Zaetta (CEA) Jean-Marc Cavedon (CEA)
Colin Zimmerman (BNFL) Michel Hugon (EC)
Enrique Gonzalez (CIEMAT) Philippe Finck (ANL)
Hideki Takano (JAERI) Janne Wallenius (RIT)
Jae Hyung Yoo (KAERI) John Herczeg (DOE)
Jean-Marie Loiseaux (CNRS) Eric Pitcher (LANL)
Jan Kloosterman (Delft University) Alex Stanculescu (IAEA)
Stefano Monti (ENEA) James Laidler (ANL)
Sylvie Pillon (CEA) Alberto Negrini (ANSALDO)
Tadashi Inoue (CRIEPI) Jan Uhlir (NRI)
Hiroyugi Oigawa (JAERI) Jan Marivoet (CEN/SCK)
Ved Bhatnagar (EC/DG Research)  

Organising committee

James Laidler (ANL) Byung Chan Na (NEA)
Anthony Hechanova (UNLV) Timo Haapalehto (NEA)

Further information

Mr. Timo Haapalehto
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
12 boulevard des Iles
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
Tel : +33 1 45 24 10 67
Fax : +33 1 45 24 11 17


Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation
Eighth Information Exchange Meeting, Jeju, Korea, 14-16 October 2002

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Last reviewed: 8 October 2010