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Title: Summary of Investigations on Technical Feasibility of Direct Disposal of Dual-Purpose Canisters

Abstract

This study has evaluated the technical feasibility of direct disposal in a geologic repository, of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in dual-purpose canisters (DPCs) of existing designs. The authors, representing several national laboratories, considered waste isolation safety, engineering feasibility, thermal management, and postclosure criticality control. The 3-year study concludes that direct disposal is technically feasible for most DPCs, depending on the repository host geology. Postclosure criticality control, and thermal management strategies that allow permanent disposal within 150 years, are two of the most challenging aspects. This document summarizes technical results from a series of previous reports, and describes additional studies that can be done especially if site-specific information becomes available from one or more prospective repository sites.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Savannah River National Lab (SRNL), Aiken, SC (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1504860
Report Number(s):
SAND-2015-8712R; FCRD-UFD-2015-000129 Rev. 0
615260
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hardin, Ernest, Price, Laura L., Kalinina, Elena Arkadievna, Hadgu, Teklu, Ilgen, Anastasia Gennadyevna, Bryan, Charles R., Scaglione, John M., Banerjee, Kaushik, Clarity, Justin, Jubin, Robert, Sobes, Vladimir, Howard, Rob, Carter, Joe, Severynse, Thomas, and Perry, Frank. Summary of Investigations on Technical Feasibility of Direct Disposal of Dual-Purpose Canisters. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1504860.
Hardin, Ernest, Price, Laura L., Kalinina, Elena Arkadievna, Hadgu, Teklu, Ilgen, Anastasia Gennadyevna, Bryan, Charles R., Scaglione, John M., Banerjee, Kaushik, Clarity, Justin, Jubin, Robert, Sobes, Vladimir, Howard, Rob, Carter, Joe, Severynse, Thomas, & Perry, Frank. Summary of Investigations on Technical Feasibility of Direct Disposal of Dual-Purpose Canisters. United States. doi:10.2172/1504860.
Hardin, Ernest, Price, Laura L., Kalinina, Elena Arkadievna, Hadgu, Teklu, Ilgen, Anastasia Gennadyevna, Bryan, Charles R., Scaglione, John M., Banerjee, Kaushik, Clarity, Justin, Jubin, Robert, Sobes, Vladimir, Howard, Rob, Carter, Joe, Severynse, Thomas, and Perry, Frank. Fri . "Summary of Investigations on Technical Feasibility of Direct Disposal of Dual-Purpose Canisters". United States. doi:10.2172/1504860. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1504860.
@article{osti_1504860,
title = {Summary of Investigations on Technical Feasibility of Direct Disposal of Dual-Purpose Canisters},
author = {Hardin, Ernest and Price, Laura L. and Kalinina, Elena Arkadievna and Hadgu, Teklu and Ilgen, Anastasia Gennadyevna and Bryan, Charles R. and Scaglione, John M. and Banerjee, Kaushik and Clarity, Justin and Jubin, Robert and Sobes, Vladimir and Howard, Rob and Carter, Joe and Severynse, Thomas and Perry, Frank},
abstractNote = {This study has evaluated the technical feasibility of direct disposal in a geologic repository, of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in dual-purpose canisters (DPCs) of existing designs. The authors, representing several national laboratories, considered waste isolation safety, engineering feasibility, thermal management, and postclosure criticality control. The 3-year study concludes that direct disposal is technically feasible for most DPCs, depending on the repository host geology. Postclosure criticality control, and thermal management strategies that allow permanent disposal within 150 years, are two of the most challenging aspects. This document summarizes technical results from a series of previous reports, and describes additional studies that can be done especially if site-specific information becomes available from one or more prospective repository sites.},
doi = {10.2172/1504860},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}