A European Roadmap for Developing Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) for Nuclear Waste Incineration

Kind of publication : VOLUME

Edited by : The European Technical Working Group on ADS

Publisher: ENEA

pp. 128, 2001

ISBN: 88-8286-008-6

Price: free


In 1998 the Research Ministers of France, Italy and Spain, set up a Ministers’ Advisors Group on the use of the accelerator driven systems (ADS) for nuclear waste transmutation. This led to the establishing of a technical working group under the chairmanship of prof. Carlo Rubbia to identify the critical technical issues and prepare a “Roadmap” for a demonstration programme to be performed within 12 years.

In this Roadmap, the technical working group (consisting of representatives from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the Joint Research Centre) has identified the steps necessary to start the construction of an experimental accelerator driven system towards the end of the decade. This is considered as an essential prerequisite to assess the safe and efficient behaviour of such systems for a large-scale deployment for transmutation purposes in the first half of this century.