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Title: Safety issues of dry fuel storage at RSWF

Abstract

Safety issues associated with the dry storage of EBR-II spent fuel are presented and discussed. The containers for the fuel have been designed to prevent a leak of fission gases to the environment. The storage system has four barriers for the fission gases. These barriers are the fuel cladding, an inner container, an outer container, and the liner at the RSWF. Analysis has shown that the probability of a leak to the environment is much less than 10{sup {minus}6} per year, indicating that such an event is not considered credible. A drop accident, excessive thermal loads, criticality, and possible failure modes of the containers are also addressed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10114630
Report Number(s):
ANL/TD/CP-84443; CONF-941207-19
ON: DE95005869; TRN: 95:001571
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Spent nuclear fuel meeting: challenges and initiatives,Salt Lake City, UT (United States),14-16 Dec 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; SAFETY ANALYSIS; FUEL CYCLE CENTERS; EBR-2 REACTOR; 210500; 050900; 054000; POWER REACTORS, BREEDING; TRANSPORT, HANDLING, AND STORAGE; HEALTH AND SAFETY

Citation Formats

Clarksean, R.L., and Zahn, T.P. Safety issues of dry fuel storage at RSWF. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Clarksean, R.L., & Zahn, T.P. Safety issues of dry fuel storage at RSWF. United States.
Clarksean, R.L., and Zahn, T.P. Wed . "Safety issues of dry fuel storage at RSWF". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10114630.
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abstractNote = {Safety issues associated with the dry storage of EBR-II spent fuel are presented and discussed. The containers for the fuel have been designed to prevent a leak of fission gases to the environment. The storage system has four barriers for the fission gases. These barriers are the fuel cladding, an inner container, an outer container, and the liner at the RSWF. Analysis has shown that the probability of a leak to the environment is much less than 10{sup {minus}6} per year, indicating that such an event is not considered credible. A drop accident, excessive thermal loads, criticality, and possible failure modes of the containers are also addressed.},
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year = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1995},
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