2017 | AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 127 Figure 2: Neptunium oxide reduction takes place in the casting laboratory glovebox in the analytical laboratory. Due to the hazard categorization of the facility and limited glovebox shielding only small quantities of neptunium oxide can be handled at any one time in this glovebox. aims to incorporate the long lived actinides into new fuel which can be placed in a fast reactor where the elements of concern will fission into products which have shorter half-lives. In order to develop the process of transmutation it is necessary to first fabricate small quantities of fuel with minor actinide additives on which to perform thorough characterization and irradiation testing. Since neptunium is a key component in the fabrication of transmutation fuels and, currently, there is very little of this material in