Recent Progress on the Standardized DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Canister

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a set of containers for the handling, interim storage, transportation, and disposal in the national repository of DOE spent nuclear fuel (SNF). This container design, referred to as the standardized DOE SNF canister or standardized canister, was developed by the Department's National Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Program (NSNFP) working in conjunction with the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) and the DOE spent fuel sites. This canister had to have a standardized design yet be capable of accepting virtually all of the DOE SNF, be placed in a variety of storage and ... continued below

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Morton, D.K.; Snow, S.D.; Rahl, T.E.; Hill, T.J. (INEEL) & Morissette, R.P. (Beckman and Associates, Inc.) May 7, 2002.

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a set of containers for the handling, interim storage, transportation, and disposal in the national repository of DOE spent nuclear fuel (SNF). This container design, referred to as the standardized DOE SNF canister or standardized canister, was developed by the Department's National Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Program (NSNFP) working in conjunction with the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) and the DOE spent fuel sites. This canister had to have a standardized design yet be capable of accepting virtually all of the DOE SNF, be placed in a variety of storage and transportation systems, and still be acceptable to the repository. Since specific design details regarding the storage, transportation, and repository disposal of DOE SNF were not finalized, the NSNFP recognized the necessity to specify a complete DOE SNF canister design. This allowed other evaluations of canister performance and design to proceed as well as providing standardized canister users adequate information to proceed with their work. This paper is an update of a paper presented to the 1999 American Nuclear Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Conference. It discusses recent progress achieved in various areas to enhance acceptance of this canister not only by the DOE complex but also fabricators and regulatory agencies.

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  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference 2002, Vancouver, British Columbia (CA), 08/04/2002--08/08/2002

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-02-00655
  • Grant Number: AC07-99ID13727
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 797770
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc733798

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Morton, D.K.; Snow, S.D.; Rahl, T.E.; Hill, T.J. (INEEL) & Morissette, R.P. (Beckman and Associates, Inc.). Recent Progress on the Standardized DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Canister, article, May 7, 2002; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc733798/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.