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...

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...

The Swedish Dialogue Project. An Attempt to Explore How Different Actors May Take Part in the Decision Process Related to Disposal of Radioactive Waste
The Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) has initiated a project, DIALOGUE, which is exploring the possibility to define review procedures for license applications of nuclear waste...

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...

Disposal of Defense Spent Fuel and HLW from the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant
Acidic high-level radioactive waste (HLW) resulting from fuel reprocessing at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) for the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been solidified to...

The Effect of Certain Assumptions on the Number and Type of Spent Fuel Casks Required 1998-2000
The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management M&O contractor is determining the number of spent fuel transportation cask systems required to transport fuel from reactors...

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...

Plutonium and Minor Actinide Transmutation by Long Irradiation in LWR
An investigation was made on the conceptual possibility of burning in a thermal reactor MOX fuel together with special pins containing plutonium, minor actinides and long-lived fission...

Remote Spent Fuel Handling in France at the La Hague Cask Unloading Facility
French policy for the back end of fuel cycle is based on spent fuel reprocessing. Irradiated spent fuels are transferred in casks from the nuclear reactors to the reprocessing plant where...

System Impacts on MRS Operations
This paper describes the results of analyses conducted to evaluate impacts on monitored retrievable storage (MRS) operations and design resulting from possible changes in the CRWMS Reference...

Human Factors Engineering Applications to the Cask Design Activities of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program
The use of human factors engineering (HFE) in the design and use of spent fuel casks being developed for the Department of Energy's Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program is addressed....

Shielding Benchmark Calculations of Selected Spent Fuel Storage Cask Experiments
This paper describes the application of the three-dimensional Monte Carlo code MORSE-SGC, as implemented in the SCALE system calculational sequence SAS4, to the analysis of a series of...

Verification of Shielding Analysis for Spent Fuel Storage Casks
Casks of type CASTOR are used for transport and storage of spent LWR fuel assemblies. The purpose of the present work is the verification of shielding design analysis methods by application...

Effect of Lead Shielding on Small Cask Criticality
A study was performed to evaluate gamma shield effects on criticality safety for two modern legal weight truck casks. The lead gamma shield of a small spent fuel shipping cask increases...

Non-Fuel Bearing Hardward Melting Technology
Battelle has developed a portable hardware melter concept that would allow spent fuel rod consolidation operations at commercial nuclear power plants to provide significantly more storage...

Consolidating BWR Non-Fuel Bearing Components (NFBC)
Nuclear Assurance Corporation (NAC), in cooperation the with Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation (ESEERCO) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), has been developing...

Use of Coupled Geochemical and Transport Calculations for Nuclear Waste Problems
The dissolution and migration of radionuclides from a final repository for radioactive waste is complex chemically. The dissolution and release rates depend on the chemistry and on advective...

Groundwater Flow Modelling for the TVO-92 Safety Analysis of Spent Fuel Disposal
The TVO-92 safety analysis of spent fuel disposal is based on preliminary site investigations carried out at five sites in Finland between 1987 and 1992. Groundwater flow analyses have...

Potential Nuclear Material Safeguards Applied to the Department of Energy's Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System
The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) within the U.S. Department of Energy is charged with the responsibility of safe and efficient disposal of this Nation's civilian...

Safeguards Issues of Radioactive Wastes at DOE Sites
Radioactive waste management is not regarded as a safeguard-sensitive step in the nuclear fuel cycle. However, the accumulation of large amounts of fissile materials in wastes over a period...

 

 

 

 

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