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Title: Extended Wet Storage for Research and Test Reactor Spent Fuel for 2006 and Beyond

Abstract

Research and test reactors around the world are currently returning spent fuel originally enriched in the United States back to the U. S. In May 2006, operators of the reactors will cease to be eligible to return their spent fuel and will have to find national or regional solutions for continued storage, if they want to continue operations of their research reactors. The Savannah River Site (SRS) has looked at a number of options like dry storage, melt-dilute, or continued wet storage for fuel currently stored at SRS. This paper reviews the highlights of the wet basin studies conducted at SRS since 1992. Based on an understanding of the important factors affecting the corrosion of aluminum-clad spent fuel, criteria are presented for the corrosion protection of this fuel in extended water storage. With optimum water quality, aluminum-clad spent fuel can be stored safely and with minimum corrosion for times exceeding 25 years.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
11321
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-99-00602
TRN: US0104365
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Options for Storage of Research Reactor Fuel, Vienna (AU), 10/11/1999--10/14/1999; Other Information: PBD: 14 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CORROSION PROTECTION; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SPENT FUELS; FUEL STORAGE POOLS; WATER QUALITY; WET STORAGE; FUEL CANS; ALUMINIUM BASE ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Howell, J.P. Extended Wet Storage for Research and Test Reactor Spent Fuel for 2006 and Beyond. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Howell, J.P. Extended Wet Storage for Research and Test Reactor Spent Fuel for 2006 and Beyond. United States.
Howell, J.P. Tue . "Extended Wet Storage for Research and Test Reactor Spent Fuel for 2006 and Beyond". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/11321.
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title = {Extended Wet Storage for Research and Test Reactor Spent Fuel for 2006 and Beyond},
author = {Howell, J.P.},
abstractNote = {Research and test reactors around the world are currently returning spent fuel originally enriched in the United States back to the U. S. In May 2006, operators of the reactors will cease to be eligible to return their spent fuel and will have to find national or regional solutions for continued storage, if they want to continue operations of their research reactors. The Savannah River Site (SRS) has looked at a number of options like dry storage, melt-dilute, or continued wet storage for fuel currently stored at SRS. This paper reviews the highlights of the wet basin studies conducted at SRS since 1992. Based on an understanding of the important factors affecting the corrosion of aluminum-clad spent fuel, criteria are presented for the corrosion protection of this fuel in extended water storage. With optimum water quality, aluminum-clad spent fuel can be stored safely and with minimum corrosion for times exceeding 25 years.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
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