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Heavy water reactors to utilize Spent Naval HEU fuel

December 25, 2017

Heavy water reactors to utilize Spent Naval HEU fuel

The Key question here is how would spent Highly Enriched Uranium reactor fuel behave in a heavy reactor environment? After decades at the Naval facility in Idaho, how hot is the spent fuel?

Would the integrity of the Naval spent fuel to allow for its reuse onboard a heavy water reactor?How long would spent HEU power a heavy water reactor or what would be its burn up rate?

A Canadian type reactor could allow refueling and defueling while underway at sea and spent heavy water HEU could be stored onboard ship to recover waste heat.

 

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