Approach for Implementing Burnup Credit in High-Capacity Truck Casks

by J. Boshoven, General Atomics, San Diego, United States,
J. Hopf, General Atomics, San Diego, United States,
S. Su, General Atomics, San Diego, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


General Atomics (GA) will be submitting an application for certification to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the GA-4 and GA-9 Casks in 1992. To maintain a capacity of four pressurized-water-reactor (PWR) spent fuel assemblies, the GA-4 Cask uses burnup credit as part of the criticality control for the higher enrichments. Using the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Burnup Credit Program as a basis, GA presents here an approach to burnup credit analysis to be included in the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP).

Subject Headings: Fuels | Transportation studies | Radioactive wastes | Nuclear power | Federal government | Waste disposal | Trucks

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