Development of a fresh MOX fuel transport package for disposition of weapons plutonium

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The US Department of Energy announced its Record of Decision on January 14, 1997, to embark on a dual-track approach for disposition of surplus weapons-usable plutonium using immobilization in glass or ceramics and burning plutonium as mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in reactors. In support of the MOX fuel alternative, Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated development of conceptual designs for a new package for transporting fresh (unirradiated) MOX fuel assemblies between the MOX fabrication facility and existing commercial light-water reactors in the US. This paper summarizes progress made in development of new MOX transport package conceptual designs. The development effort has included ... continued below

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Ludwig, S.B.; Pope, R.B.; Shappert, L.B.; Michelhaugh, R.D. & Chae, S.M. November 1, 1998.

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The US Department of Energy announced its Record of Decision on January 14, 1997, to embark on a dual-track approach for disposition of surplus weapons-usable plutonium using immobilization in glass or ceramics and burning plutonium as mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in reactors. In support of the MOX fuel alternative, Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated development of conceptual designs for a new package for transporting fresh (unirradiated) MOX fuel assemblies between the MOX fabrication facility and existing commercial light-water reactors in the US. This paper summarizes progress made in development of new MOX transport package conceptual designs. The development effort has included documentation of programmatic and technical requirements for the new package and development and analysis of conceptual designs that satisfy these requirements.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99000241

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  • 3. American Nuclear Society (ANS) topical meeting on DOE spent nuclear fuel and fissile materials management, Charleston, SC (United States), 8-11 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE99000241
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--99636
  • Report No.: CONF-980906--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 290826
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688397

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Ludwig, S.B.; Pope, R.B.; Shappert, L.B.; Michelhaugh, R.D. & Chae, S.M. Development of a fresh MOX fuel transport package for disposition of weapons plutonium, article, November 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688397/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.