Plutonium Immobilization Project - Cold Pour Phase 2 Test Results

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The Plutonium Immobilization Project (PIP) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop technology for dispositioning excess weapons grade plutonium. This program introduces the ''Can-in-Canister'' (CIC) technology that immobilizes the plutonium by encapsulating it in ceramic forms (or pucks) and ultimately surrounding it with high-level waste glass to provide a deterrent to recovery. A cold (non-radioactive) test program was conducted to develop and verify the baseline design for the canister and internal hardware. Tests were conducted in two phases. Phase 1 Cold Pour Tests, conducted in 1999, were scoping tests. This paper describes the Phase 2 ... continued below

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Hamilton, L. January 5, 2001.

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The Plutonium Immobilization Project (PIP) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop technology for dispositioning excess weapons grade plutonium. This program introduces the ''Can-in-Canister'' (CIC) technology that immobilizes the plutonium by encapsulating it in ceramic forms (or pucks) and ultimately surrounding it with high-level waste glass to provide a deterrent to recovery. A cold (non-radioactive) test program was conducted to develop and verify the baseline design for the canister and internal hardware. Tests were conducted in two phases. Phase 1 Cold Pour Tests, conducted in 1999, were scoping tests. This paper describes the Phase 2 tests conducted in 2000 which verified the adequacy of the baseline CIC design and assured that the system would meet repository quality assurance requirements.

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  • American Nuclear Society 2001, Seattle, WA (US), 03/04/2001--03/08/2001

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-2000-00517, Rev. 0
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 773134
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc718088

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Hamilton, L. Plutonium Immobilization Project - Cold Pour Phase 2 Test Results, article, January 5, 2001; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc718088/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.