Heavy-water and light-water power reactors can be used for partial transmutation of radwaste. Such transmutation allows us to limit on relatively low level the radiotoxicity accumulated in long-term storage of spent fuel. At transmutation in PHWR-880 reactor operating in the mode of self-service, equilibrium radiotoxicity in storage facility and the time of its achievement are 4–5 times less than for the transmutation in power reactor VVER-1000.
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Application of Power Reactors for Transmutation of Actinides
Bergelson, BR, Gerasimov, AS, & Tikhomirov, GV. "Application of Power Reactors for Transmutation of Actinides." Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 3. Arlington, Virginia, USA. April 25–29, 2004. pp. 289-293. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE12-49049
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