STAINLESS STEEL INTERACTIONS WITH SALT CONTAINING PLUTONIUM OXIDES

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Salt containing plutonium oxide materials are treated, packaged and stored within nested, stainless steel containers based on requirements established in the DOE 3013 Standard. The moisture limit for the stored materials is less than 0.5 weight %. Surveillance activities which are conducted to assess the condition of the containers and assure continuing 3013 container integrity include the destructive examination of a select number of containers to determine whether corrosion attack has occurred as a result of stainless steel interactions with salt containing plutonium oxides. To date, some corrosion has been observed on the innermost containers, however, no corrosion has been ... continued below

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Nelson, Z.; Chandler, G.; Dunn, K.; Stefek, T. & Summer, M. February 1, 2010.

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Salt containing plutonium oxide materials are treated, packaged and stored within nested, stainless steel containers based on requirements established in the DOE 3013 Standard. The moisture limit for the stored materials is less than 0.5 weight %. Surveillance activities which are conducted to assess the condition of the containers and assure continuing 3013 container integrity include the destructive examination of a select number of containers to determine whether corrosion attack has occurred as a result of stainless steel interactions with salt containing plutonium oxides. To date, some corrosion has been observed on the innermost containers, however, no corrosion has been noted on the outer containers and the integrity of the 3013 container systems is not expected to be compromised over a 50 year storage lifetime.

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Nelson, Z.; Chandler, G.; Dunn, K.; Stefek, T. & Summer, M. STAINLESS STEEL INTERACTIONS WITH SALT CONTAINING PLUTONIUM OXIDES, article, February 1, 2010; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc928543/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.