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Title: Releases of UF{sub 6} to the atmosphere after a potential fire in a cylinder storage yard

Abstract

Uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}), a toxic material, is stored in just over 6200 cylinders at the K-25 site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The safety analysis report (SAR) for cylinder yard storage operations at the plant required the development of accident scenarios for the potential release of UF{sub 6} to the atmosphere. In accordance with DOE standards and guidance, the general approach taken in this SAR was to examine the functions and contents of the cylinder storage yards to determine whether safety-significant hazards were present for workers in the immediate vicinity, workers on-site, the general public off-site, or the environment. and to evaluate the significance of any hazards that were found. A detailed accident analysis was performed to determine a set of limiting accidents that have potential for off-site consequences. One of the limiting accidents identified in the SAR was the rupture of a cylinder engulfed in a fire.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
489685
Report Number(s):
CONF-970677-6
ON: DE97006453; TRN: 97:012508
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 90. annual meeting and exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association, Toronto (Canada), 8-13 Jun 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; STORAGE; CASKS; SAFETY ANALYSIS; FIRES

Citation Formats

Lombardi, D A, Williams, W R, and Anderson, J C. Releases of UF{sub 6} to the atmosphere after a potential fire in a cylinder storage yard. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Lombardi, D A, Williams, W R, & Anderson, J C. Releases of UF{sub 6} to the atmosphere after a potential fire in a cylinder storage yard. United States.
Lombardi, D A, Williams, W R, and Anderson, J C. Sun . "Releases of UF{sub 6} to the atmosphere after a potential fire in a cylinder storage yard". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/489685.
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title = {Releases of UF{sub 6} to the atmosphere after a potential fire in a cylinder storage yard},
author = {Lombardi, D A and Williams, W R and Anderson, J C},
abstractNote = {Uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}), a toxic material, is stored in just over 6200 cylinders at the K-25 site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The safety analysis report (SAR) for cylinder yard storage operations at the plant required the development of accident scenarios for the potential release of UF{sub 6} to the atmosphere. In accordance with DOE standards and guidance, the general approach taken in this SAR was to examine the functions and contents of the cylinder storage yards to determine whether safety-significant hazards were present for workers in the immediate vicinity, workers on-site, the general public off-site, or the environment. and to evaluate the significance of any hazards that were found. A detailed accident analysis was performed to determine a set of limiting accidents that have potential for off-site consequences. One of the limiting accidents identified in the SAR was the rupture of a cylinder engulfed in a fire.},
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