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Radiological Aspects of Deep-Burn Fusion-Fission Hybrid Waste in a Repository

  • Henry F. Shaw (a1), James A. Blink (a1), Joseph C. Farmer (a1), Kevin J. Kramer (a1), Jeffery F. Latkowski (a1) and Pihong Zhao (a1)...

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The quantity, radioactivity, and isotopic characteristics of the spent fission fuel from a hybrid fusion-fission system capable of extremely high burnups are described. The waste generally has higher activity per unit mass of heavy metal, but much lower activity per unit energy generated. The very long-term radioactivity is dominated by fission products. Simple scaling calculations suggest that the dose from a repository containing such waste would be dominated by 129I, 135Cs, and 242Pu. Use of such a system for generating energy would greatly reduce the need for repository capacity

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Radiological Aspects of Deep-Burn Fusion-Fission Hybrid Waste in a Repository

  • Henry F. Shaw (a1), James A. Blink (a1), Joseph C. Farmer (a1), Kevin J. Kramer (a1), Jeffery F. Latkowski (a1) and Pihong Zhao (a1)...

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