Thermal performance of a depleted uranium shielded storage, transportation, and disposal package

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for management and disposal of large quantities of depleted uranium (DU) in the DOE complex. Viable economic options for the use and eventual disposal of the material are needed. One possible option is the use of DU as shielding material for vitrified Defense High-Level Waste (DHLW) storage, transportation, and disposal packages. Use of DU as a shielding material provides the potential benefit of disposing of significant quantities of DU during the DHLW storage and disposal process. Two DU package concepts have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories. The first concept is the ... continued below

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Wix, S.D. & Yoshimura, H.R. March 1, 1994.

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  • Wix, S.D. GRAM, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Yoshimura, H.R. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for management and disposal of large quantities of depleted uranium (DU) in the DOE complex. Viable economic options for the use and eventual disposal of the material are needed. One possible option is the use of DU as shielding material for vitrified Defense High-Level Waste (DHLW) storage, transportation, and disposal packages. Use of DU as a shielding material provides the potential benefit of disposing of significant quantities of DU during the DHLW storage and disposal process. Two DU package concepts have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories. The first concept is the Storage/Disposal plus Transportation (S/D+T) package. The S/D+T package consists of two major components: a storage/disposal (S/D) container and a transportation overpack. The second concept is the S/D/T package which is an integral storage, transportation, and disposal package. The package concept considered in this analysis is the S/D+T package with seven DHLW waste canisters. The S/D+T package provides shielding and containment for the DHLW waste canisters. The S/D container is intended to be used as an on-site storage and repository disposal container. In this analysis, the S/D container is constructed from a combination of stainless steel and DU. Other material combinations, such as mild steel and DU, are potential candidates. The transportation overpack is used to transport the S/D containers to a final geological repository and is not included in this analysis.

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  • International high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 22-26 May 1994

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  • Other: DE94007729
  • Report No.: SAND--94-0107C
  • Report No.: CONF-940553--14
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140732
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624188

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Wix, S.D. & Yoshimura, H.R. Thermal performance of a depleted uranium shielded storage, transportation, and disposal package, article, March 1, 1994; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624188/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.