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Program on Technology Innovation: Advanced Fuel Cycles—Impact on High-Level Waste Disposal: Analysis of Deployment Scenarios of Fast Burner Reactors in the U.S. Nuclear Fleet

Electric Power Research Institute
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This report presents the results of a dynamic simulation analysis for deployment of advanced light water reactors (LWRs) and fast burner reactors, as proposed by the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) program. Conditions for the analysis were selected for their potential to challenge the nuclear fuel simulation codes that were used, due to the large variations in nuclear fuel composition for the burner reactors before equilibrium conditions are approached. The analysis was performed in a U.S. context assuming 1) a zero-growth scenario with regard to installed nuclear capacity, and 2) timing for fleet renewal driven by the age of existing nuclear power plants.…