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Title: Natural phenomena evaluations of the K-25 site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards

Abstract

The K-25 Site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards are used for the temporary storage of UF{sub 6} normal assay cylinders and long-term storage of other UF{sub 6} cylinders. The K-25 Site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards consist of six on-site areas: K-1066-B, K-1066-E, K-1066-F, K-1066-J, K-1066-K and K-1066-L. There are no permanent structures erected on the cylinder yards, except for five portable buildings. The operating contractor for the K-25 Site is preparing a Safety Analysis Report (SAR) to examine the safety related aspects of the K-25 Site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards. The SAR preparation encompasses many tasks terminating in consequence analysis for the release of gaseous and liquid UF{sub 6}, one of which is the evaluation of natural phenomena threats, such as earthquakes, floods, and winds. In support of the SAR, the six active cylinder storage yards were evaluated for vulnerabilities to natural phenomena, earthquakes, high winds and tornados, tornado-generated missiles, floods (local and regional), and lightning. This report summarizes those studies. 30 refs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge K-25 Site, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
383583
Report Number(s):
K/D-6564
ON: DE97000269; TRN: 96:029145
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Sep 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; ORGDP; STORAGE FACILITIES; SAFETY ANALYSIS; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; STORAGE; NATURAL DISASTERS; RISK ASSESSMENT; DEPLETED URANIUM; SLIGHTLY ENRICHED URANIUM; SEISMIC EFFECTS; NUMERICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Fricke, K E. Natural phenomena evaluations of the K-25 site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/383583.
Fricke, K E. Natural phenomena evaluations of the K-25 site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/383583
Fricke, K E. Sun . "Natural phenomena evaluations of the K-25 site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/383583. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/383583.
@article{osti_383583,
title = {Natural phenomena evaluations of the K-25 site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards},
author = {Fricke, K E},
abstractNote = {The K-25 Site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards are used for the temporary storage of UF{sub 6} normal assay cylinders and long-term storage of other UF{sub 6} cylinders. The K-25 Site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards consist of six on-site areas: K-1066-B, K-1066-E, K-1066-F, K-1066-J, K-1066-K and K-1066-L. There are no permanent structures erected on the cylinder yards, except for five portable buildings. The operating contractor for the K-25 Site is preparing a Safety Analysis Report (SAR) to examine the safety related aspects of the K-25 Site UF{sub 6} cylinder storage yards. The SAR preparation encompasses many tasks terminating in consequence analysis for the release of gaseous and liquid UF{sub 6}, one of which is the evaluation of natural phenomena threats, such as earthquakes, floods, and winds. In support of the SAR, the six active cylinder storage yards were evaluated for vulnerabilities to natural phenomena, earthquakes, high winds and tornados, tornado-generated missiles, floods (local and regional), and lightning. This report summarizes those studies. 30 refs.},
doi = {10.2172/383583},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/383583}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {9}
}