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Workshop on Preserving High Purity Uranium-233...

by Alan M Krichinsky, Joseph M Giaquinto, Richard D Canaan
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Publication Date
Page Numbers
2587 to 2592
Conference Name
Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry Conference (MARC X)
Conference Location
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America
Conference Sponsor
American Nuclear Society
Conference Date

A workshop was held on at the MARC X conference to provide a forum for the scientific community to communicate needs for high-purity 233U and its by-products in order to preserve critical items otherwise slated for downblending and disposal. Currently, only a small portion of the U.S. holdings of separated 233U is being preserved. However, many additional kilograms of 233U (>97% pure) still are destined to be downblended which will permanently destroy their potential value for many other applications. It is not likely that this material will ever be replaced due to a lack of operating production capability. Summaries of information conveyed at the workshop and feedback obtained from the scientific community are presented herein.