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Title: Plutonium Immobilization Canister Loading

Abstract

This disposition of excess plutonium is determined by the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Environmental Impact Statement (SPD-EIS) being prepared by the Department of Energy. The disposition method (Known as ''can in canister'') combines cans of immobilized plutonium-ceramic disks (pucks) with vitrified high-level waste produced at the SRS Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). This is intended to deter proliferation by making the plutonium unattractive for recovery or theft. The envisioned process remotely installs cans containing plutonium-ceramic pucks into storage magazines. Magazines are then remotely loaded into the DWPF canister through the canister neck with a robotic arm and locked into a storage rack inside the canister, which holds seven magazines. Finally, the canister is processed through DWPF and filled with high-level waste glass, thereby surrounding the product cans. This paper covers magazine and rack development and canister loading concepts.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
4791
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-98-00441
TRN: AH200114%%241
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society 8th Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems, Pittsburgh, PA (US), 04/25/1999--04/29/1999; Other Information: PBD: 26 Jan 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CONTAINERS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; GLASS; PLUTONIUM; PROLIFERATION; STORAGE; THEFT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES

Citation Formats

Hamilton, E.L. Plutonium Immobilization Canister Loading. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hamilton, E.L. Plutonium Immobilization Canister Loading. United States.
Hamilton, E.L. Tue . "Plutonium Immobilization Canister Loading". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4791.
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