This study addresses an integrated approach to the management procedures for active mate-rials following the changeout of replaceable components and decommissioning of fusion facilities. The attractive environmental features of fusion are put into evidence, and the question of nuclear weapon proliferation relevance of fusion power plants is briefly discussed. Reference is made to previous U.S. and European assessments of the back-end for fusion power plant studies, stressing that most materi-als can be cleared or recycled, and/or disposed of as low-level waste. Just recently, both clearance and recycling concepts and limits have been revised by national and international organizations. These revisions and their consequences have been examined in this paper and the references therein. A new radioactive materials management strategy has been proposed for the clearance, recycling, and disposal approaches.
|Titolo:||Management of fusion activated materials|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|