The procurement and preparation of fuel for nuclear power reactors, followed by its recovery, processing and management subsequent to reactor discharge, are frequently referred to as the nuclear fuel cycle. The facilities associated with these activities have an extensive and well-documented safety record accumulated over the past 50 years by technical experts and safety authorities. This third edition of The Safety of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle presents an up-to-date analysis of the safety aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction and Executive Summary Chapter 2. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chapter 3. Safety Principles Chapter 4. General Safety Chapter 5. Safety of the Front End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chapter 6. Safety of the Spent Fuel Cycle Chapter 7. Safety of Fuel Reprocessing Chapter 8. Safety of the Management of Radioactive Waste Chapter 9. Safety of On-site Waste Storage Chapter 10. Safety of Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities Chapter 11. Safety of the Transport of Radioactive Materials Chapter 12. Safety Records of Fuel Cycle Facilities Main Conclusions Appendix 1. Fuel Cycle Facility Listing of OECD Countries - Status 2002-2003 Appendix 2. Glossary of Terms Appendix 3. List of Abbreviations