Plutonium Processing and Fuel Fabrication Plant [Energy] Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 70.4 [Title 10 -- Energy; Chapter I -- Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Part 70 -- Domestic Licensing Of Special Nuclear Material; Subpart A -- General Provisions], the term Plutonium processing and fuel fabrication plant means “a plant in which the following operations or activities are conducted: (1) Operations for manufacture of reactor fuel containing plutonium including any of the following: (i) Preparation of fuel material; (ii) formation of fuel material into desired shapes; (iii) application of protective cladding; (iv) recovery of scrap material; and (v) storage associated with such operations; or (2) Research and development activities involving any of the operations described in paragraph (1) of this definition except for research and development activities utilizing unsubstantial amounts of plutonium.”