Use of Mixed Oxide Fuel in Power Reactors
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Under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program, mixed oxide (MOX) fuel would be fabricated with surplus plutonium and uranium. The MOX fuel would then be used as fuel for the Catawba and McGuire commercial nuclear power reactors. There would be no reprocessing or subsequent reuse of the spent fuel, which would ultimately be disposed of in a geologic repository. The following documents contain more information about the use of MOX fuel in commercial nuclear power reactors, including reports sent to NRC from Duke Cogema Stone & Webster.
NOTE: "Fissile Materials Disposition Program Light Water Reactor Mixed Oxide Fuel Irradiation Test Project Plan" and "Survey of Worldwide Light Water Reactor Experience with Mixed Uranium-Plutonium Oxide Fuel." The DCS reports are available as seven separate PDFs.