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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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AN EVALUATION OF THE ELECTROMETALLURGICAL APPROACH FOR TREATMENT OF EXCESS WEAPONS PLUTONIUM This page in the original is blank.