Health physics aspects of processing EBR-I coolant

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The sodium-potassium reactor coolant removed from the Experimental Breeder Reactor Number One after a partial reactor core meltdown had been stored at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory for 40 years. The State of Idaho considered this waste the most hazardous waste stored in the state and required its processing. The reactor coolant was processed in three phases. The first phase converted the alkali metal into a liquid sodium-potassium hydroxide. The second phase converted this caustic to a liquid sodium-potassium carbonate. The third phase solidified the sodium-potassium carbonate into a form acceptable for land disposal. Health physics aspects and ... continued below

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Burke, L.L.; Thalgott, J.O. & Poston, J.W. Jr. December 31, 1998.

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    Publisher Info: Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho

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The sodium-potassium reactor coolant removed from the Experimental Breeder Reactor Number One after a partial reactor core meltdown had been stored at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory for 40 years. The State of Idaho considered this waste the most hazardous waste stored in the state and required its processing. The reactor coolant was processed in three phases. The first phase converted the alkali metal into a liquid sodium-potassium hydroxide. The second phase converted this caustic to a liquid sodium-potassium carbonate. The third phase solidified the sodium-potassium carbonate into a form acceptable for land disposal. Health physics aspects and dose received during each phase of the processing are discussed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98050502

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  • 1998 Health Physics Society midyear topical meeting, Mobile, AL (United States), 8-11 Feb 1998

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  • Other: DE98050502
  • Report No.: ANL/RA/CP--94687
  • Report No.: CONF-980203--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/563244 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 563244
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689917

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Burke, L.L.; Thalgott, J.O. & Poston, J.W. Jr. Health physics aspects of processing EBR-I coolant, report, December 31, 1998; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689917/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.