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AN EVALUATION OF THE ELECTROMETALLURGICAL APPROACH FOR TREATMENT OF EXCESS WEAPONS PLUTONIUM CONTENTS     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   1  1   INTRODUCTION   9  2   BACKGROUND   11      CISAC Findings   13      Efforts of the Fissile Materials Disposition Program   15  3   MODIFICATIONS OF THE SPENT FUEL PROCESSING FLOW SHEET   17      Plutonium Disposition Flow Sheet Option   19      Modified Flow Sheet: Conclusions   21      Modified Flow Sheet: Recommendations   21  4   WASTE FORMS AND CHARACTERISTICS   22      Expected Waste Forms   22      Zeolite Waste Form   22      Cladding Metal Waste Form   25      Waste Forms: Conclusions and Recommendations   26  5   OTHER ISSUES AND CONSIDERATIONS: PROLIFERATION, TIME LINE, COST, AND POLICY   27  6   CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS   29     APPENDICES   31     A Committee Meetings   33     B Argonne National Laboratory Responses to Questions Submitted on November 3, 1995, by the Committee   39     C Argonne National Laboratory Responses to Questions Submitted on December 4, 1995, by the Committee   54     D The ANL Electrorefiner   59     E Abbreviations Used in This Report   60

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