Metal Poisons in Waste Tanks (U)

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Many of the storage tanks with waste from processing fissile materials contain, along with the fissile material, metals which may serve as nuclear criticality poisons. It would be advantageous to the criticality evaluation of these wastes if it can be demonstrated that the poisons remain with the fissile materials and if an always safe poison-to-fissile ratio can be established. The first task, demonstrating that the materials stay together, is the job of the chemist, the second, demonstrating an always safe ratio, is the job of the physicist. The latter task is the object of this paper

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Williamson, T.G. October 14, 1996.

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  • Williamson, T.G. Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States)

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Many of the storage tanks with waste from processing fissile materials contain, along with the fissile material, metals which may serve as nuclear criticality poisons. It would be advantageous to the criticality evaluation of these wastes if it can be demonstrated that the poisons remain with the fissile materials and if an always safe poison-to-fissile ratio can be established. The first task, demonstrating that the materials stay together, is the job of the chemist, the second, demonstrating an always safe ratio, is the job of the physicist. The latter task is the object of this paper

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24 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97060047

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  • Winter meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the European Nuclear Society (ENS), Washington, DC (United States), 10-14 Nov 1996

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  • Other: DE97060047
  • Report No.: EPD-CTG--960046
  • Report No.: CONF-961103--22
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/636037 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 404794
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677250

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Williamson, T.G. Metal Poisons in Waste Tanks (U), article, October 14, 1996; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc677250/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.