Application of the PR&PP methodology to the MYRRHA research facility

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    This paper applies the Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection (PR&PP) methodology to the MYRRHA research facility. Both the scenarios of diversion of nuclear material and misuse of the facility are considered in the analysis. For the diversion scenarios, the fresh fuel is a very attractive material because of its high plutonium content and low radiation level. On the other hand, the diversion of spent fuel is considered more critical because of the high radiation field. The misuse of MYRRHA is focused on the unreported plutonium production and we compared the facility to the current BR2. As a result of the analysis, few suggestions are made for the type of fresh fuel storage and spent fuel storage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)82-94
    JournalEsarda Bulletin
    Issue number49
    StatePublished - Jun 2013

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