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The Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield - Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Hot Operations and their Applicability to the DOE Environmental Management Program

@inproceedings{Burrows2006TheTO,
  title={The Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield - Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Hot Operations and their Applicability to the DOE Environmental Management Program},
  author={C. Burrows and C. Phillips and B. America and A. Milliken},
  year={2006}
}
The Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at Sellafield in northwest England is a $4 billion integrated plant that takes irradiated fuel from worldwide Light Water Reactors and UK Gas-Cooled Reactors and separates the uranium and plutonium from the fission products so that the latter can be vitrified and safely stored. The uranium and plutonium are further separated so that the uranium can be recycled as new reactor fuel, either by itself or in combination with the plutonium as Mixed Oxide… Expand
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