Cadarache Special - Plutonium Investigation n°20
 

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Figures of the month: Use and management of MOX fuel in Germany (as of 31 December 1999)
Words of the month
Worth reading: The Disposition of Civil Plutonium in the UK,
                             by Fred Barker and Mike Sadnicki, April 2001, 241 p.

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Figures of the month

Use and management of MOX fuel in Germany (as of 31 December 1999)
Reactor 3
Site Name
Weight of FE
In reactor core
In Storage Facilities
Already Stored 2
% max. of MOX
COGEMA
BNFL
CLAB
Other 1
Total
tHM
tHM
tHM
tHM
tHM
tHM
tHM
tHM
%
KBR Brokdorf
0,530
33,9
11,1
10,1
0
0
0
55,1
33
KKU Unterweser
0,530
25,4
15,4
2,1
14,3
0
0
57,2
33
KWG Grohnde
0,530
8,5
2,7
14,3
0
0
0
25,5
33
KWO Obrigheim
0,286
4,6
6,9
1,1
0
9,4
0,3
22,3
23
KKP2 Philippsburg 2
0,532
27,1
25,0
5,3
0
0
0
57,4
37
GKN1 Neckarwestheim 1
0,357
0
0
5,7
0
0
5,7
11,4
9
GKN2 Neckarwestheim 2
0,535
8,6
0
0
0
0
0
8,6
37
KRBB Gundremmingen B
0,174
21,6
0
0
0
0
0
21,6
38
KRBC Gundremmingen C
0,174
2,1
0,7
0
0
0
0
2,8
38
KKI2 Isar 2
0,535
8,6
0
0
0
0
0
8,6
50
KKG Grafenrheinfeld
0,533
2,1
12,8
17,1
0
0
0
32,0
33
Shut down installations
 
KRBA Grundemmingen A
0,117
0
0
0
0
7,5
0
7,5
KNK2 Karlsruhe
0,021
0
0
0,3
0
0
0,1
0,4
MZFR Karlsruhe
0,055
0
0
0
0
0,4
0
0,4
VAK Kahl
0,058
0
0
0
0,1
6,5
0
6,6
Total    
142,5
74,6
56
14,4
23,8
6,1
317,4

1 at KWO: WAK; at GKN1: Block 2 cooling pond; at KNK2: FZK Karlsruhe/hot cells
2 Gorleben's Storage Facility / Ahaus Center: 0 tML
3 Authorized reactors for MOX loading but not loaded: KKE-Emsland (25%),
KWBA-Biblis A (41%), KWBB-Biblis B (41%), KKB-Brunbüttel (26%), KKK-Krümmel (25%), KKI1-Isar1 (54%)

tHM : tons of heavy metal
FE : Fuel Elements

Source: GRS, 'Entsorgung abgebrannter Brennelemente aus den Kernkraftwerken in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland',
June 2000
Translation and presentation by WISE-Paris

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Words of the month

"Just between us, if La Hague is closed due to a lack of waste to reprocess, we won't shed any tears."

André Lajoinie, (PCF, Communist Party) Chairman of the National Assembly's Commission for Production and Trade (France), [Enerpresse, 7 February 2001]


"We need to find a clean way out of nuclear energy. That is why we have asked Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of COGEMA, to set up a fuel-cell research unit. The La Manche region is ready to welcome this type of research establishment."

Jean-François Le Grand, (RPR, Conservative Party), President of La Manche Regional Council
[La Presse de la Manche, 28 April 2001]

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