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Title: Safeguards techniques in a pilot conditioning plant for spent fuel

Abstract

The pilot conditioning plant at Gorleben, Germany, is designed as a multi-purpose plant. Its primary task is the conditioning of spent fuel assemblies into a form suitable for final disposal. As a pilot plant, it allows furthermore for the development and testing of various conditioning techniques. In terms of international safeguards, the pilot conditioning plant is basically considered an item facility. Entire fuel assemblies enter the plant in transport casks, whereas bins filled with fuel rods or canisters containing cut fuel rods leave the facility in final disposal packages (e.g. POLLUX). Each POLLUX final disposal package content is uniquely correlated to a definite number of fuel assemblies which have entered the conditioning process. For this type of facility, containment/surveillance (C/S) should take over the major role in nuclear material safeguards. This paper discusses the safeguards at the Gorleben plant.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. (GNS, Hannover (DE))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5516544
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5516544
Report Number(s):
CONF-910774--
Journal ID: ISSN 0362-0034; CODEN: NUMMB
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Materials Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings; (United States); Journal Volume: 20; Conference: 32. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) annual meeting, New Orleans, LA (United States), 28-31 Jul 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; NUCLEAR SAFETY PILOT PLANT; SPENT FUELS; CONTAINMENT; GERMANY; INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS; SAFEGUARDS; SURVEILLANCE; AGREEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; REACTOR MATERIALS; REACTOR SAFETY EXPERIMENTS 055000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Safeguards, Inspection, & Accountability; 220900 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 050800 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Spent Fuels Reprocessing

Citation Formats

Leitner, E., Rudolf, K., and Weh, R.. Safeguards techniques in a pilot conditioning plant for spent fuel. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Leitner, E., Rudolf, K., & Weh, R.. Safeguards techniques in a pilot conditioning plant for spent fuel. United States.
Leitner, E., Rudolf, K., and Weh, R.. Tue . "Safeguards techniques in a pilot conditioning plant for spent fuel". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_5516544,
title = {Safeguards techniques in a pilot conditioning plant for spent fuel},
author = {Leitner, E. and Rudolf, K. and Weh, R.},
abstractNote = {The pilot conditioning plant at Gorleben, Germany, is designed as a multi-purpose plant. Its primary task is the conditioning of spent fuel assemblies into a form suitable for final disposal. As a pilot plant, it allows furthermore for the development and testing of various conditioning techniques. In terms of international safeguards, the pilot conditioning plant is basically considered an item facility. Entire fuel assemblies enter the plant in transport casks, whereas bins filled with fuel rods or canisters containing cut fuel rods leave the facility in final disposal packages (e.g. POLLUX). Each POLLUX final disposal package content is uniquely correlated to a definite number of fuel assemblies which have entered the conditioning process. For this type of facility, containment/surveillance (C/S) should take over the major role in nuclear material safeguards. This paper discusses the safeguards at the Gorleben plant.},
doi = {},
journal = {Nuclear Materials Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991}
}

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