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Main Title Thorium fuel-cycle alternatives /
Author Pigford, Thomas H. ; Yang, C. S.
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Yang, C. S.,
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Nuclear Engineering.;Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas Facility,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/520-6-78-008; UCB-NE-3227; 68-01-1962; EPA-68-01-1962
Stock Number PB-294 793
OCLC Number 04822758
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Nuclear fuels ; Thorium ; Radioactive wastes
Additional Subjects Nuclear fuel cycles ; Uranium ores ; Actinide series ; Radioactive wastes ; Uranium ; Pressurized water reactors ; High temperature gas cooled reactors ; Plutonium ; Thorium ; Nuclear materials management ; Thorium cycle ; Nuclear safeguards ; Denatured fuel ; High-level radioactive wastes ; LMFBR type reactors ; Power reactors ; Comparative evaluations ; ERDA/210802 ; Cost analysis ; Carbon 14 ; Helium 3 ; Uranium 232 ; Radioactive isotopes
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-6-78-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 520/6-78-008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  EPA-520/6-78-008 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB-294 793 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation approximately 150 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Actinide material quantities and lifetime uranium ore requirements are calculated for thorium fuel cycles in pressurized-water reactors, high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, and pressure-tube heavy-water reactors, and are compared with similar quantities for reference uranium-plutonium fueling in light-water reactors and in fast breeders. Flowsheets are presented for national-international fuel cycles for safeguard controls, including dispersed national reactors fueled with thorium and denatured uranium. Long-term radioactivity properties of high-level radioactive wastes are compared. Also compared are the production of 14C, 3H, 232U, and other activated radionuclides from these reactors and fuel cycles.
Prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency under contract no. 68-01-1962. "Nov. 1978." "EPA/520-6-78-008." Includes bibliographical references (pages 12-1-12-5).