Spent Fuel Interim Storage: French Experience with Dry Vaults
This paper explains the main criteria which are applied as well as measures taken to preserve cladding integrity for the foreseen duration of storage. It discusses in detail the double...

International Education Alliance for Education in Radioactive Waste Management
Sharing information among countries about technologies being used or planned for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste management, storage, and disposal is important toward...

TVO-92 Safety Analysis of Spent Fuel Disposal
Spent fuel from the TVO I and TVO II reactors is planned to be disposed of in a repository to be constructed at a depth of about 500 meters in crystalline bedrock. The fuel will be encapsulated...

Regulatory Issues for WIPP Long-Term Compliance with EPA 40 CFR 191B and 268
Before disposing of transuranic radioactive waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the United States Department of Energy (DOE) must evaluate compliance with long-term regulations...

Utility-DOE Interface Considerations of the Universal Container Systems Concept
This paper discusses the utility-DOE interface issues that must be addressed by the Department of Energy (DOE), the utility industry, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) prior...

Standard Contract Issue Resolution Process: An Overview and Status
The Department of Energy has identified 35 issues associated with the Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Waste (10 CFR Part 961) which need to be resolved...

Department of Energy Delivery Commitment Schedules for Spent Nuclear Fuel
The Delivery Commitment Schedule (DCS) provides Purchasers with the opportunity to inform the Department of Energy (DOE) of their plans for utilizing their allocations of projected spent...

Impact of Purchaser Selections of SNF for Delivery
This paper assesses aspects of work performed to determine operations requirements for the Transportation System (TS) that will ship spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive...

Post-Irradiation Fuel Assembly Dimensions for Transportation and Storage Cask Designs
When designing casks for the shipment of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF), one of the most important considerations is the external dimensions of the fuel assemblies to be shipped. Since SNF assemblies...

Status of Cask Procurement Strategy to Satisfy DOE/OCRWM Requirements
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act requires the development of a safe and efficient system to transport spent nuclear fuel to and within the Federal Waste Management System. This paper describes...

Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel in Sweden—Experiences and Plans
The principle adopted for the management of spent nuclear fuel from the Swedish reactors is final disposal without reprocessing. During the 1980ies systems and facilities for the transport...

Taipower's Spent Fuel Interim Storage Program
Given the original designs, the existing six nuclear power units of Taiwan Power Company will lose full core discharge capability before end 1990's. To timely fulfill additional spent...

Multi-Purpose Canisters as an Alternative for Storage, Transportation, and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel
A study was conducted to assess the feasibility of using multi-purpose canisters to handle spent nuclear fuel throughout the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System. Multi-purpose...

A Concept to Combine DOE Waste Minimization Goals with Commercial Utility Needs for a Universal Container System for Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage, Transportation, and Disposal
The concept of storing, transporting, and disposing of spent fuel using a single package, which has obvious advantages, is put forward. It is coupled with using contaminated scrap metal...

Systems Implications of Repository Thermal Loading
A study was conducted to determine if implementation of a hot, cold or intermediate repository thermal loading strategy would have specific impacts on the overall Civilian Radioactive...

Procurement Quality Engineering
The 'Procurement Quality Function' is an element of the Body of Knowledge of Quality Engineering, as defined by the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC). This paper describes the...

Perspectives on Out-of-Pool Spent Fuel Storage Requirements 1992-2036
The estimates of requirements for additional storage capacity for spent nuclear fuel from commercial LWRs in the United States are examined in this study. A comparison of this study's...

Throughput Rate Study
The Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) Management and Operating (M&O) Contractor, has completed a study to analyze system wide impacts of operating the CRWMS...

Systems Integration and Economic Aspects of the Universal Container System
Universal containers (UC) are multi-assembly spent fuel containers that are loaded and sealed at reactor sites or the first DOE facility. They are thereafter handled as clean containers...

ATW System Impact on High-Level Waste
Criteria are developed for transmutation system impact on HLW storage that are related to intrusion and long-term risk reduction. Thermal reactor, fast reactor, and accelerator-driven,...

 

 

 

 

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