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Recycling scheme and fuel cycle costs for twin BWRs reactors

Authors
Journal
Progress in Nuclear Energy
0149-1970
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
51
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2008.08.003
Keywords
  • Bwr
  • Plutonium Recycle
  • Fuel Cycle Costs
Disciplines
  • Economics

Abstract

Abstract To access possible economic advantages of reprocessing and recycling the spent fuel from nuclear power reactors against a once through policy, a proposed scenario for twin BWRs was established. Calculations for the amount of fuel that the plants will use and generate during 40 years of operation under each scenario were made. An evaluation of costs for each option applying current prices for uranium and services were then carried out. Finally a comparison between the options was made, and it was found that the recycling option is more expensive than the once through cycle by about 4%.

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