Newsletter N° 20 (Cadarache Special)

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


MOX Plants in the World: capacities and output at end of 2000

Site
Country
Operator
Capacity
in tHM
Type of
fuel
Commissioning
Output
in 2000
in tHM
Total at
end 2000
in tHM
Clients
CFCa
(Cadarache)
France
CEA - COGEMA
1.5
FBR
1961
0.0
~ 105.0
FR, DE
and 35
PWR/BWR
1989
41.4
244.9
MELOX 1
(Marcoule)
France
COGEMA
101.3
PWR
1996
101.0
434.6
FR, JP
and 44.2
BWR
1999
MDF
(Sellafield)
United Kingdom
BNFL
8
PWR/BWR
1993
0.0
2 ~ 18
DE, CH, JP
P0
(Dessel)
Belgium
Belgonucleaire
10
FBR
1973
0.0
 
FR, B, DE, CH, JP
or 35
PWR/BWR
1986
37.0
451.9
PFPF 3
(Tokai Mura)
Japan
JNC
40
ATR
1988
0.0
0.0
JP
or 5
FBR
0.0
~ 16
PFFF 3
(Tokai Mura)
Japan
JNC
10
ATR
1971
~ 6.0
~ 150
or 1
FBR
0.0
0.0
AFFF
(Tarapur)
India
BARC
20
PHWR
BWR ?
1990 ?
?
?
India

PFPF : Plutonium Fuel Production Facility
PFFF : Plutonium Fuel Fabrication Facility
AFFF : Advanced Fuel Fabrication Facility
BARC : Bhabha Atomic Research Center

Notes:

1 The technical capacity of MELOX is more like 145.5 tHM but its output is limited by decree (n°99-664 du 30/07/1999), to 101.3 tHM

2 BNFL, written response to Sellafield Local Liaison Committee, dated 2 December 1999. from CORE (Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment)

3 According to CNIC (Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center), Tokyo

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