Financing the Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal Concept
This paper describes an approach to the financial analysis of the Canadian concept for the disposal of high-level nuclear fuel waste. The work was conducted on behalf of Environment Canada...

A Numerical Analysis of Spent Nuclear Fuel Thermal Characteristics
A numerical analysis is presented comparing the thermal behavior of a spent boiling water reactor fuel pin and an electric heating element intended to simulate the fuel pin in an experimental...

Numerically Predicting Horizontally Oriented Spent Fuel Rod Surface Temperatures
A comparison between numerical calculations with use of commercial thermal analysis software packages and experimental data simulating a horizontally oriented spent fuel rod array was...

A Homogeneous Equilibrium Model for Analysis of Spent Fuel Shipping Containers
Transportation of nuclear spent fuel is inevitable over the coming years. However, in order to ensure the safety of such transport, computational models must be established, which are...

Attitudes of the Knowledgeable Toward the Transportation of Spent Fuel
The purpose of the paper is to discuss the recent data analysis of a mail-in survey which investigated the attitudes of people having some knowledge of the nuclear industry. The survey...

Defending the Environmental Standpoint: A Report of the Work of Environment Canada in Assessing the Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal Concept
Environment Canada, the Canadian environmental department, is participating as an intervenor in the federal environmental assessment of AECL's nuclear fuel waste disposal concept to ensure...

Durability Testing of the High-Capacity GA-4/GA-9 Trailer
General Atomics (GA) is under contract to the US Department of Energy (DOE), Idaho Field Office, to develop two legal-weight truck from-reactor spent-fuel shipping casks with trailers....

Potential of Vegetable Oil as a Transportation Fuel
The esters of vegetable oils (Biodiesel) have potential as direct replacements for diesel fuel in compression ignition engines. This paper discusses fuel properties, short and long term...

Pierce Transit's Experience with an Alternate Fuel Compressed Natural Gas January-December 1992
At the end of 1992, Pierce Transit's CNG fleet consisted of 30, 40-foot Orion buses, 19 ElDorado Buses, on GMC 'New Look' bus, one 1990 Chevy Celebrity, and one Collins Shuttle van. As...

Treatment of Non Fuel Bearing Scrap
Problems encountered with the processing of irradiated non fuel bearing components (NFBC) during several rod consolidation demonstration programs identified the need to conduct further...

Demonstration of a Transportable Storage System for Spent Nuclear Fuel
The ultimate disposal of spent nuclear fuel is a major issue that continues to plague the nuclear industry and the Department of Energy (DOE). In an effort to resolve some of the outstanding...

Impact of More Conservative Cask Designs on the CRWMS Transportation System
The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management has been working since the mid-1980s to develop a cask fleet, which will include legal weight truck and rail/barge casks, for the transport...

Robust-Multibarrier Waste Package Thermal Evaluation
One of the key issues to be addressed in developing a successful permanent radioactive waste storage concept is the thermal effect due to the spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The thermal output...

Assessments of System Impacts of Spent Fuel Thermal Characteristics and Emplacement Rates
Analyses conducted to evaluate the impacts spent fuel thermal characteristics and emplacement rates might have on the thermal conditions in a candidate geologic repository at the Yucca...

High Level Waste Management Research and the University Educational Programs
The University of Florida is one of sixteen qualified University programs participating in the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management fellowship program of the Office of Civilian Radioactive...

Evaluation of Spent Fuel Behavior Under Interim Storage Conditions in Russia
The nuclear power in Russia is based on three types of water cooled power reactors VVER-440, -1000 and RBMK-1000. Two fast sodium cooled reactors-prototypes BN-350 and BN-600 are in commercial...

Diffusion of Carbon Dioxide Through Layers of the Unsaturated Zone at Yucca Mountain
The estimation of diffusive transport of gases through tuffs is important in order to asses the Yucca Mountain as an environmentally safe and acceptable repository for spent fuel and high-level...

New Directions for EPA's High-Level Waste Standards
Recently enacted legislation passed by the 102nd Congress directs a significant change in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) development of standards for spent fuel, high-level...

Spent Fuel Assembly Source Term Sensitivity Parameters: SAND92-2113C TTC-1225
Containment of cask contents by a transport cask in a function of the cask body, one or more closure lids, and various bolting, hardware, and seals associated with the cavity closure and...

Drift Emplaced Waste Package Thermal Response
Thermal calculations of the effects of radioactive waste decay heat on the potential repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, have been conducted by the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization...

 

 

 

 

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