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NRC schedules webinars on Holtec’s proposed New Mexico storage site
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled four webinars in late August and early September to present its draft environmental findings and receive comments on Holtec International’s proposed consolidated spent nuclear fuel storage facility in New Mexico. Webinars were previously held on June 23 and July 9.
As published in the August 13 Federal Register, the public comment webinars will be held on August 20 from 6–9 p.m., August 25 from 2–5 p.m., August 26 from 6–9 p.m., and September 2 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. All times are Eastern. Information for the webinars is posted on the NRC’s Public Meetings webpage.
Alexey Stankovsky, Masaki Saito, Vladimir V. Artissiouk, Anatoly N. Shmelev, Hiroshi Sagara
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 43 | Number 4 | June 2003 | Pages 569-579
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST03-A302
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
In view of the poor transmutation environments in fission reactors, elimination of long-lived fission products (FPs) remains an unresolved problem in the quest for a harmonized nuclear energy system. Since plasma fusion technology could provide effective neutron support, it is important to elaborate the qualities, features, and dimensions of a fusion neutron source exclusively oriented to FP transmutation, and this forms the main objective of this paper. Recent trends in fusion technology are examined to shape the conceptual blanket design features for D-T- and D-D-driven transmuters that match the demanding set of transmutation requirements. Material behavior under neutron irradiation in these blankets constitutes the central issue underlying this paper and yields the operational limits and radiological cost of FP incineration.