Technical issues for possible dry storage of DOE owned spent nuclear fuels

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Criteria for interim dry storage of DOE owned spent nuclear fuels will be based on a combination of technical, regulatory, and political requirements. These requirements have not been fully established but will include issues such as the necessity for monitoring the fuel, retrievability of the fuel, maintenance of final disposal options, siting of interim disposal facilities (will the fuels at each site remain on that site throughout the interim disposal period?), and interfacing with the International Atomic Energy Agency over inspectability of the highly enriched fuels in the inventory. Regardless of the other requirement issues, the technical storage criteria are ... continued below

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McKinnon, M.A.; Einziger, R.E.; Louthan, M.L. & Iyer, N.C. July 1, 1995.

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Criteria for interim dry storage of DOE owned spent nuclear fuels will be based on a combination of technical, regulatory, and political requirements. These requirements have not been fully established but will include issues such as the necessity for monitoring the fuel, retrievability of the fuel, maintenance of final disposal options, siting of interim disposal facilities (will the fuels at each site remain on that site throughout the interim disposal period?), and interfacing with the International Atomic Energy Agency over inspectability of the highly enriched fuels in the inventory. Regardless of the other requirement issues, the technical storage criteria are likely to vary with fuel type and will include: (a) a fuel specific maximum storage temperature coupled to; (b) a specific storage environment (for example, Helium gas with less than xx ppm moisture); (c) a mass limit for fissionable isotopes; and (d) provisions for prestorage characterization and, if necessary, segregation of the fuel based on the established condition of the fuel. Each of these criteria has several associated technical issues and there are significant interactions among the criteria. This white paper summarizes many of the technical issues which must be resolved in order to develop functional and design specification for the interim dry storage for DOE owned spent nuclear fuels.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95016809

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  • Joint American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) pressure vessels and piping conference, Honolulu, HI (United States), 23-27 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE95016809
  • Report No.: PNL-SA--26249
  • Report No.: CONF-950740--77
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102483
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619295

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McKinnon, M.A.; Einziger, R.E.; Louthan, M.L. & Iyer, N.C. Technical issues for possible dry storage of DOE owned spent nuclear fuels, article, July 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619295/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.