The Impact of Microbially Influenced Corrosion on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Storage Life

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A study was performed to evaluate if microbial activity could be considered a threat to spent nuclear fuel integrity. The existing data regarding the impact of microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) on spent nuclear fuel storage does not allow a clear assessment to be made. In order to identify what further data are needed, a literature survey on MIC was accomplished with emphasis on materials used in nuclear fuel fabrication, e.g., A1, 304 SS, and zirconium. In addition, a survey was done at Savannah River, Oak Ridge, Hanford, and the INEL on the condition of their wet storage facilities. The topics ... continued below

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Wolfram, J. H.; Mizia, R. E.; Jex, R.; Nelson, L. & Garcia, K. M. October 1, 1996.

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A study was performed to evaluate if microbial activity could be considered a threat to spent nuclear fuel integrity. The existing data regarding the impact of microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) on spent nuclear fuel storage does not allow a clear assessment to be made. In order to identify what further data are needed, a literature survey on MIC was accomplished with emphasis on materials used in nuclear fuel fabrication, e.g., A1, 304 SS, and zirconium. In addition, a survey was done at Savannah River, Oak Ridge, Hanford, and the INEL on the condition of their wet storage facilities. The topics discussed were the SNF path forward, the types of fuel, ramifications of damaged fuel, involvement of microbial processes, dry storage scenarios, ability to identify microbial activity, definitions of water quality, and the use of biocides. Information was also obtained at international meetings in the area of biological mediated problems in spent fuel and high level wastes. Topics dis cussed included receiving foreign reactor research fuels into existing pools, synergism between different microbes and other forms of corrosion, and cross contamination.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00766409

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  • Report No.: INEL-96/0335
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/766409 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 766409
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc718454

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Wolfram, J. H.; Mizia, R. E.; Jex, R.; Nelson, L. & Garcia, K. M. The Impact of Microbially Influenced Corrosion on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Storage Life, report, October 1, 1996; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc718454/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.