Safety Issues Associated with Plutonium Involvement in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The "VOLGA" conferences, hosted in odd-numbered years by the Department of Theoretical and Experimental Reactor Physics of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), are some of the most prestigious technical meetings held in Russia. Traditionally, these conferences present the oppo...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Parish, Theodore A. (Editor), Khromov, Vyacheslav V. (Editor), Carron, Igor (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1999, 1999
Edition:1st ed. 1999
Series:Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 1, Disarmament Technologies
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The "VOLGA" conferences, hosted in odd-numbered years by the Department of Theoretical and Experimental Reactor Physics of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), are some of the most prestigious technical meetings held in Russia. Traditionally, these conferences present the opportunity for reactor physicists from around the world to gather at MEPhI's holiday camp on the banks of the Volga river (near Tver) to exchange ideas and explore innovative concepts related to nuclear power development. In 1997, NATO became involved in the "VOLGA" meetings for the first time by co-sponsoring "VOLGA97" as an advanced research workshop. This workshop broke with tradition a bit in that the venue was moved from MEPhI's holiday camp to a location nearer Moscow. The workshop program was effectively organized in order to cover a broad range of topics relating to the theme of the meeting. Generally, the papers concerned safety­ related questions associated with utilizing both weapons-grade and reactor-grade plutonium in the nuclear fuel cycle, including facility requirements, licensing issues, proliferation risks, and a variety of advanced concepts for alternative fuel cycles. The program contained a total of ninety-nine papers presented in five days of sessions
Physical Description:XII, 241 p online resource
ISBN:9789401145916