¹4C Release From Failed Spent Fuel Containersby Claudio Pescatore, Brookhaven Natl Lab, United States,
Abstract: Partially failed containers may provide a meaningful barrier to the release of gaseous radionuclides. A modeling approach is outlined and sample calculations are provided that show the effects on release due to a limited perforation area, to decreasing temperature, and to the partial occulusion of the perforated area by corrosion products.
Subject Headings: Fuels | Radioactive materials | Nuclear power | Radioactive wastes | Temperature effects | Corrosion | Waste sites
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