Development of a New Transportation/Storage Cask System for Use by the DOE Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program

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The United States, the Russian Federation, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been working together on a program called the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) Program. The purpose of this program is to return Soviet or Russian-supplied high-enriched uranium (HEU) fuel, currently stored at Russian-designed research reactors throughout the world, to Russia. To accommodate transport of the HEU spent nuclear fuel (SNF), a new large-capacity transport/storage cask system was specially designed for handling and operations under the unique conditions at these research reactor facilities. This new cask system is named the ŠKODA VPVR/M cask. The design, licensing, ... continued below

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Tyacke, Michael J.; Svitak, Frantisek; Rychecky, Jiri; Picek, Miroslav; Smirnov, Alexey; Komarov, Sergey et al. October 1, 2007.

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The United States, the Russian Federation, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been working together on a program called the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) Program. The purpose of this program is to return Soviet or Russian-supplied high-enriched uranium (HEU) fuel, currently stored at Russian-designed research reactors throughout the world, to Russia. To accommodate transport of the HEU spent nuclear fuel (SNF), a new large-capacity transport/storage cask system was specially designed for handling and operations under the unique conditions at these research reactor facilities. This new cask system is named the ŠKODA VPVR/M cask. The design, licensing, testing, and delivery of this new cask system result from a significant international cooperative effort by several countries and involved numerous private and governmental organizations. This paper contains the following sections: 1) Introduction; 2) VPVR/M Cask Description; 3) Ancillary Equipment, 4) Cask Licensing; 5) Cask Demonstration and Operations; 6) IAEA Procurement, Quality Assurance Inspections, Fabrication, and Delivery; and, 7) Conclusions.

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  • Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive M,Miami Florida,10/21/2007,10/26/2007

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  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918705
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc891391

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Tyacke, Michael J.; Svitak, Frantisek; Rychecky, Jiri; Picek, Miroslav; Smirnov, Alexey; Komarov, Sergey et al. Development of a New Transportation/Storage Cask System for Use by the DOE Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program, article, October 1, 2007; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc891391/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.