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Title: Method for storing spent nuclear fuel in repositories

Abstract

A method for storing radioactive spent fuel in repositories containing sulfur as the storage medium is disclosed. Sulfur is non-corrosive and not subject to radiation damage. Thus, storage periods of up to 100 years are possible.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5441232
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-025355; EDB-80-076023
DOE Contract Number:
EY-76-C-02-0016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; CONTAINERS; SULFUR; ELEMENTS; NONMETALS; 050900* - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 052002 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage

Citation Formats

Schweitzer, D.G., Sastre, C., and Winsche, W. Method for storing spent nuclear fuel in repositories. United States: N. p., Web.
Schweitzer, D.G., Sastre, C., & Winsche, W. Method for storing spent nuclear fuel in repositories. United States.
Schweitzer, D.G., Sastre, C., and Winsche, W. . "Method for storing spent nuclear fuel in repositories". United States. doi:.
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  • A method for storing radioactive spent fuel in repositories containing sulfur as the storage medium is disclosed. Sulfur is non-corrosive and not subject to radiation damage. Thus, storage periods of up to 100 years are possible.
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