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NE 404 - Nuclear Fuel Cycle

3 Credit Hours
Covers all relevant components of the commercial nuclear fuel cycle, including methods for mining and milling, physics of uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, in-core fuel management strategies, reactor physics, spent fuel storage, reprocessing, and disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Additional topics include decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the economics of electric power production as they apply to nuclear energy systems. Discussions of relevant issues in nuclear material accountancy and international safeguards for fuel cycle facilities.

Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.



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