?4C Release From Failed Spent Fuel Containers

by Claudio Pescatore, Brookhaven Natl Lab, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


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: Radioactive wastes | Fuels | Radioactive materials | Waste disposal | Nuclear power | Corrosion | Waste treatment

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