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Title: West Valley facility spent fuel handling, storage, and shipping experience

Abstract

The result of a study on handling and shipping experience with spent fuel are described in this report. The study was performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and was jointly sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The purpose of the study was to document the experience with handling and shipping of relatively old light-water reactor (LWR) fuel that has been in pool storage at the West Valley facility, which is at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center at West Valley, New York and operated by DOE. A subject of particular interest in the study was the behavior of corrosion product deposits (i.e., crud) deposits on spent LWR fuel after long-term pool storage; some evidence of crud loosening has been observed with fuel that was stored for extended periods at the West Valley facility and at other sites. Conclusions associated with the experience to date with old spent fuel that has been stored at the West Valley facility are presented. The conclusions are drawn from these subject areas: a general overview of the West Valley experience, handling of spent fuel, storing of spent fuel, rod consolidation, shipping of spent fuel, crudmore » loosening, and visual inspection. A list of recommendations is provided. 61 refs., 4 figs., 5 tabs.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/RW; EPRI
OSTI Identifier:
6422060
Report Number(s):
PNL-7436
ON: DE91004966; TRN: 91-002681
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; INSPECTION; FUEL RODS; EVALUATION; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; SPENT FUELS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; BWR TYPE REACTORS; CORROSION; FUEL CANS; FUEL STORAGE POOLS; IRON OXIDES; MATERIALS HANDLING; NEW YORK; PWR TYPE REACTORS; SPENT FUEL CASKS; TRANSPORT; CASKS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONTAINERS; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION II; FUEL ELEMENTS; FUELS; IRON COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FUELS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR MATERIALS; REACTORS; STORAGE; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; USA; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; 050900* - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 210100 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled; 210200 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled

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Bailey, W.J.. West Valley facility spent fuel handling, storage, and shipping experience. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.2172/6422060.
Bailey, W.J.. West Valley facility spent fuel handling, storage, and shipping experience. United States. doi:10.2172/6422060.
Bailey, W.J.. Thu . "West Valley facility spent fuel handling, storage, and shipping experience". United States. doi:10.2172/6422060. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6422060.
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title = {West Valley facility spent fuel handling, storage, and shipping experience},
author = {Bailey, W.J.},
abstractNote = {The result of a study on handling and shipping experience with spent fuel are described in this report. The study was performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and was jointly sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The purpose of the study was to document the experience with handling and shipping of relatively old light-water reactor (LWR) fuel that has been in pool storage at the West Valley facility, which is at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center at West Valley, New York and operated by DOE. A subject of particular interest in the study was the behavior of corrosion product deposits (i.e., crud) deposits on spent LWR fuel after long-term pool storage; some evidence of crud loosening has been observed with fuel that was stored for extended periods at the West Valley facility and at other sites. Conclusions associated with the experience to date with old spent fuel that has been stored at the West Valley facility are presented. The conclusions are drawn from these subject areas: a general overview of the West Valley experience, handling of spent fuel, storing of spent fuel, rod consolidation, shipping of spent fuel, crud loosening, and visual inspection. A list of recommendations is provided. 61 refs., 4 figs., 5 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/6422060},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Thu Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1990}
}

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