Release rates of soluble species at Yucca Mountain

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Experimental leaching of spent fuel shows that some fission product species are preferentially released upon contact with water. We analyze the conservative case of bare spent fuel in contact with saturated tuff using diffusional mass transfer analysis. For the parameter values used, the USNRC release rate limit is not exceeded, except for {sup 99}Tc. The presence of a container and the distribution of water contact over time will assist in meeting this criterion. 6 figs., 2 tabs.

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Lee, W.W.-L. & Pigford, T.H. February 1, 1989.

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Experimental leaching of spent fuel shows that some fission product species are preferentially released upon contact with water. We analyze the conservative case of bare spent fuel in contact with saturated tuff using diffusional mass transfer analysis. For the parameter values used, the USNRC release rate limit is not exceeded, except for {sup 99}Tc. The presence of a container and the distribution of water contact over time will assist in meeting this criterion. 6 figs., 2 tabs.

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7 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE90003267

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  • Nuclear waste isolation in the unsaturated zone: FOCUS `89, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 18-21 Sep 1989

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  • Other: DE90003267
  • Report No.: LBL--26828
  • Report No.: CONF-890928--15
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137556
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622698

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Lee, W.W.-L. & Pigford, T.H. Release rates of soluble species at Yucca Mountain, article, February 1, 1989; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622698/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.