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DU Use Categories: Generic Aspects - 2

  • Production of DUO2
    • Virtually all potential DU uses require DUO2
    • Planned UDS product is DUO2/DU3O8
    • Changes in UDS flowsheet to produce DUO2 are nominal
      • Revert to the Framatome Richland flowsheet that includes a calciner for final reduction to DUO2
      • Floor space may be an issue
  • "Business case" limitations
    • Development not far enough along for economics convincing to a business
    • Accounting for reduced public and occupational risks
    • Inadequate resources to analyze system-wide, life-cycle costs and benefits

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