Characterization of High Radioactive Waste in a Reprocessing Plant Using Passive and Active Neutronic Methods

by J. Romeyer Dherbey, Cent d'etudes nucleaires de, Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France,
L. Martin Deidier, Cent d'etudes nucleaires de, Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France,
G. Bignan, Cent d'etudes nucleaires de, Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France,
D. Hugelman, Cent d'etudes nucleaires de, Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France,
F. Juteau, Cent d'etudes nucleaires de, Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France,
J. Pinel, Cent d'etudes nucleaires de, Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991

Abstract: In the new UP3 reprocessing plant at LA HAGUE, drums containing hulls and endpieces are produced at the end of the shearing and dissolution shop. The determination of residual fuel masses and activities is necessary to check if the waste is in agreement with the storage criterias. To obtain reliable results a device combining the use of passive neutron counting, neutron interrogation with 252Cf, and specific mathematical modelling has been developed by the CEA. First results obtained with real drums in industrial conditions are presented.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Recycling | Fuels | Waste storage | Industrial wastes | Energy storage | Mathematical models | Mathematics | Agreements and treaties | North America | Louisiana | United States

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