Closed Fuel Cycle System for the FBR Transition from LWR

Tetsuo Fukasawa, Junichi Yamashita, Kuniyoshi Hoshino, Akira Sasahira, Tadashi Inoue, Kazuo Minato, Seichi Sato
2011 Energy Procedia  
The transition scenario fro m LW R to FBR is investigated and the Flexible Fuel Cycle Initiat ive (FFCI) is proposed. The FFCI removes most uraniu m fro m LW R spent fuel in LW R reprocessing, and residual material is treated in FBR reprocessing to recover Pu/U or stored temporarily according to the FBR deployment rate. The FFCI has some merits compared with ordinary system which consists of full repro cessing of both LW R and FBR spent fuels; that is better economy, concentrated Pu supply to
more » ... R reprocessing, high proliferat ion resistance, and flexib ility to uncertain transition factors like FBR deployment rate changes.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.06.014 fatcat:cppoib4axzdqnbroforelxsdhy