Drying studies for corroded DOE aluminum plate fuels

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) currently stores a wide variety of spent nuclear fuel. The fuel was originally intended to be stored underwater for a short period of thermal cooling, then removed and reprocessed. However, it has been stored underwater for much longer thank originally anticipated. During this time dust and airborne desert soil have entered the oldest INEL pool, accumulating on the fuel. Also, the aluminum fuel cladding has corroded compromising the exposed surfaces of the fuel. Plans are now underway to move some the the more vulnerable aluminum plate type fuels into dry storage in an existing ... continued below

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Lords, R.E.; Windes, W.E.; Crepeau, J.C. & Sidwell, R.W. May 1, 1996.

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) currently stores a wide variety of spent nuclear fuel. The fuel was originally intended to be stored underwater for a short period of thermal cooling, then removed and reprocessed. However, it has been stored underwater for much longer thank originally anticipated. During this time dust and airborne desert soil have entered the oldest INEL pool, accumulating on the fuel. Also, the aluminum fuel cladding has corroded compromising the exposed surfaces of the fuel. Plans are now underway to move some the the more vulnerable aluminum plate type fuels into dry storage in an existing vented and filtered fuel storage facility. In preparation for dry storage of the fuel a drying and canning station is being built at the INEL. The two primary objectives of this facility are to determine the influence of corrosion products on the drying process and to establish temperature distribution inside the canister during heating.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96010448

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  • SPECTRUM `96: international conference on nuclear and hazardous waste management, Seattle, WA (United States), 18-23 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96010448
  • Report No.: INEL--96/00134
  • Report No.: CONF-960804--29
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 260992
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670582

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Lords, R.E.; Windes, W.E.; Crepeau, J.C. & Sidwell, R.W. Drying studies for corroded DOE aluminum plate fuels, article, May 1, 1996; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670582/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.