Certifying the TN-BRP and TN-REG Transportable Storage Demonstration Casks

by David G. Abbott, EG&G Idaho Inc, Idaho Falls, United States,
Don J. Nolan, EG&G Idaho Inc, Idaho Falls, United States,
H. Richard Yoshimura, EG&G Idaho Inc, Idaho Falls, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has obtained U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) certification to transport two transportable storage casks for a demonstration project. Because the casks had been built before the decision was made to obtain NRC certification, only limited modifications could be made to the casks. NRC's review resulted in several technical concerns that were subsequently resolved by design modifications, testing, and further analysis. Certification activities included qualifying the ferritic steel body material, modifying the borated stainless steel basket design, and extensive impact limiter testing. Recommendations for certifying future casks are presented based on experience with these casks.

Subject Headings: Waste storage | Licensure and certification | Federal government | Structural analysis | Steel structures | Stainless steel | Radioactive wastes

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