Technical Area 5 - Dredging Research Program

A Mobile Robot for Reconnaissance of HAZMAT Incident Sites
First entry into situations where hazardous materials have been accidentally spilled or released is extremely dangerous. Often the type of material, its exact location, and the extent...

Summary of Questions and Responses for Session 1: General Overview of Design Analysis and Licensing Considerations

Things That Fall—Lessons from Some Construction Accidents and Structural Failures
The causes and results of several construction accidents are reviewed. The lessons to be learned from such a summary are that all too often the simplest oversight leads to catastrophic...

Prediction of Embankment Dam Breaching for Hazard Assessment
Downstream hazard assessments for dams require prediction of 1) whether a breach could form, and 2) the hydraulic characteristics of the breach for use in calculations of discharge and...

Constraints to Effective Dissemination of Educational and Informational Materials on Radioactive Waste and Radioactive Waste Management: A Delphi Study
Because of the increased use of nuclear energy worldwide, and consequently because of increased need to store high level radioactive waste, a pressing need has surfaced to inform the citizenry...

The DOE Tansportation Management Division's Motor Carrier Evaluation Program
The movement of hazardous materials and wastes over the nation's highways by commercial motor carriers presents a challenge for the purchaser of transportation services. During the next...

Maximum Individual Risks from Transported Spent Nuclear Fuel
The computer code TICLD (Transportation Individual Center Line Dose) is used with the computer code RADTRAN 4 to calculate maximum individual dose and risk from transportation accidents...

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...

Critical Stresses in Nuclear Waste Container Under Normal Handling Conditions
Critical stresses in the pintle, flat tophead, canister shell, the bottom plate and in the weldment of a high level nuclear waste canister are evaluated under a variety of static and dynamic...

Incorporating Public Outreach in the MRS Design
As the design of the proposed DOE-OCRWM MRS facility progresses, facility layouts that allow for frequent and unhindered viewing of the MRS processes by the public should be developed....

A Job Performance Aid to Criticality Safety
The handling of hazardous materials is becoming more and more of a major concern to everyone. As a result the laws and restrictions regulating the handling, storage, disposal etc., of...

An Object Oriented Relational Database for Assessing Radioactive Material Transport
EnviroView is an object oriented relational database used for inventory control and monitoring locations of radioactive and toxic materials. Visual images of local sites, building locations,...

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...

Application of Discrete Event Simulation to MRS Design
The application of discrete event simulation to the Monitored, Retrievable Storage (MRS) material handling operations supported the MRS conceptual design effort and established a set of...

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...

Fission Product Distribution in Nuclear Test Cavities/Chimneys
When a nuclear device is exploded, residual radioactive material is distributed throughout the resulting underground cavity and rubble chimney. Refractory materials are more concentrated...

Subsurface Transport of Radioactive Material Using Adaptive Finite Elements
A finite element method which utilizes mesh adaptation is used to calculate transient groundwater flow and pollutant transport. Mass lumping and reduced integration are employed to enhance...

Application of Quality Assurance to Site Characterization
Siting studies for nuclear power plants are conducted for the purpose of determining the suitability of the site (a natural system) on plant systems that prevent the release of radioactive...

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...

 

 

 

 

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