Compact approach to monitored retrievable storage of spent fuel

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Recent federal waste-management legislation has raised national interest in monitored retrievable storage (MRS) of unprocessed spent fuel from civilian nuclear power plants. We have reviewed the current MRS design approaches, and we have examined an alternative concept that is extremely compact in terms of total land use. This approach may offer substantial advantages in the areas of monitoring and in safeguards against theft, as well as in reducing the chances of groundwater contamination. Total facility costs are roughly estimated and found to be generally competitive with other MRS concepts. 4 references, 3 figures, 3 tables.

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Muir, D.W. September 1, 1984.

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Recent federal waste-management legislation has raised national interest in monitored retrievable storage (MRS) of unprocessed spent fuel from civilian nuclear power plants. We have reviewed the current MRS design approaches, and we have examined an alternative concept that is extremely compact in terms of total land use. This approach may offer substantial advantages in the areas of monitoring and in safeguards against theft, as well as in reducing the chances of groundwater contamination. Total facility costs are roughly estimated and found to be generally competitive with other MRS concepts. 4 references, 3 figures, 3 tables.

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Pages: 13

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.

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  • Other: DE85002345
  • Report No.: LA-10022-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/6342036 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6342036
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1210162

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Muir, D.W. Compact approach to monitored retrievable storage of spent fuel, report, September 1, 1984; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1210162/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.