Effects of spent nuclear fuel aging on disposal requirements

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This paper describes results of a study to analyze the waste management systems effects of extended spent fuel aging on spent fuel disposal requirements. The analysis considers additional spent fuel aging up to a maximum of 50 years relative to the currently planned 2010 repository startup in the United States. As part of the analysis, an equal energy disposition (EED) methodology was developed for determining allowable waste emplacement densities and waste container loading in a geologic repository. Results of this analysis indicate that substantial benefits of spent fuel aging will already have been achieved by a repository startup in 2010 … continued below

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McKee, R. W.; Johnson, K. I.; Huber, H. D. & Bierschbach, M. C. October 1, 1991.

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This paper describes results of a study to analyze the waste management systems effects of extended spent fuel aging on spent fuel disposal requirements. The analysis considers additional spent fuel aging up to a maximum of 50 years relative to the currently planned 2010 repository startup in the United States. As part of the analysis, an equal energy disposition (EED) methodology was developed for determining allowable waste emplacement densities and waste container loading in a geologic repository. Results of this analysis indicate that substantial benefits of spent fuel aging will already have been achieved by a repository startup in 2010 (spent fuel average age will be 28 years). Even so, further significant aging benefits, in terms of reduced emplacement areas and mining requirements and reduced number of waste containers, will continue to accrue for at least another 50 years when the average spent fuel age would be 78 years, if the repository startup is further delayed.

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  • International waste management conference,Seoul (Korea, Republic of),21-26 Oct 1991

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  • Other: DE92015151
  • Report No.: PNL-SA--19194
  • Report No.: CONF-911040--16
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10151815
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1319378

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McKee, R. W.; Johnson, K. I.; Huber, H. D. & Bierschbach, M. C. Effects of spent nuclear fuel aging on disposal requirements, article, October 1, 1991; Richland, Washington. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1319378/: accessed July 29, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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