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Title: Technical recommendations in the design and operation of a plutonium fuel fabrication facility to facilitate decontamination and decommissioning

Abstract

Sequoyah Fuels Corporation (formerly Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation) is in the process of decontaminating and decommissioning the Cimarron Plutonium Facility. This facility was designed to produce mixed oxide (Pu-U)O{sub 2} fuel using the co-precipitation process. This report is intended to address three topics: (1) identify problem areas which were revealed during the first phase of the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) effort which could have been minimized by use of different design criteria; (2) provide recommendations which would have minimized Pu hold-up or made non-destructive assay (NDA) for inventory more accurate and less difficult; and (3) identify the limitations of the current NDA equipment being used at the Cimarron Plutonium Facility. The major problem areas uncovered to date and possible resolutions are identified.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sequoyah Fuels Corp., Oklahoma City, OK (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10151415
Report Number(s):
DOE/RL/10382-2
ON: DE94011965; TRN: 94:005625
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-83RL10382
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CIMARRON PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION PLANT; DECONTAMINATION; DECOMMISSIONING; PLUTONIUM; MATERIAL BALANCE; GLOVEBOXES; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; MATERIAL UNACCOUNTED FOR; 055001; 052001; TECHNICAL ASPECTS; WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

. Technical recommendations in the design and operation of a plutonium fuel fabrication facility to facilitate decontamination and decommissioning. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10151415.
. Technical recommendations in the design and operation of a plutonium fuel fabrication facility to facilitate decontamination and decommissioning. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10151415
. Sun . "Technical recommendations in the design and operation of a plutonium fuel fabrication facility to facilitate decontamination and decommissioning". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10151415. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10151415.
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abstractNote = {Sequoyah Fuels Corporation (formerly Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation) is in the process of decontaminating and decommissioning the Cimarron Plutonium Facility. This facility was designed to produce mixed oxide (Pu-U)O{sub 2} fuel using the co-precipitation process. This report is intended to address three topics: (1) identify problem areas which were revealed during the first phase of the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) effort which could have been minimized by use of different design criteria; (2) provide recommendations which would have minimized Pu hold-up or made non-destructive assay (NDA) for inventory more accurate and less difficult; and (3) identify the limitations of the current NDA equipment being used at the Cimarron Plutonium Facility. The major problem areas uncovered to date and possible resolutions are identified.},
doi = {10.2172/10151415},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {5}
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