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Title: Surplus plutonium immobilization feed materials requirements and blending strategy

Abstract

The Excess Fissile Materials Disposition Program`s Record of Decision (ROD) published in January 1997 by DOE/MD describes three potential pathways for the disposition of excess fissile materials: burning as MOX fuel rods, and two can-in-canister immobilization candidates: glass and ceramics. In addition, the ROD introduced processing schedules for MD disposition program. Prior to the ROD, the only acceptance specification that AMD had for incoming materials was DOE- STD-3013. However, STD-3013 is a specification aimed at maintaining safety for long term storage (approximately 100 years) and was never intended to act as an acceptance specification. An effort has begun to examine all of the technical issues associated with the processing and transfer of materials from EM to MD. Since that time, several related initiatives have begun to deal with the many issues, including the EM Material Stewardship program, the latest EM-66 sponsored trade studies, and a new storage standard. A draft of feed material requirements for the ceramic Immobilization Facility that will be used for the disposition of surplus plutonium has been developed for discussion. It established impurity limits for feed materials to the immobilization process, identifies impurities in feed materials that may have an adverse effect on the immobilization process,more » and indicates how these materials can be further processed and blended at the Immobilization Facility to ensure manufacture of an acceptable product.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
653602
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-129966; CONF-980307-
ON: DE98057750; BR: GA0102070
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste management `98, Tucson, AZ (United States), 1-5 Mar 1998; Other Information: PBD: 13 Feb 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; FISSILE MATERIALS; PLUTONIUM; GLASS; CONTAINERS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; VITRIFICATION; CERAMICS; MIXING

Citation Formats

Ebbinghaus, B., Edmunds, T., Gray, L., Riley, D., and Rising, T.L. Surplus plutonium immobilization feed materials requirements and blending strategy. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Ebbinghaus, B., Edmunds, T., Gray, L., Riley, D., & Rising, T.L. Surplus plutonium immobilization feed materials requirements and blending strategy. United States.
Ebbinghaus, B., Edmunds, T., Gray, L., Riley, D., and Rising, T.L. Fri . "Surplus plutonium immobilization feed materials requirements and blending strategy". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/653602.
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abstractNote = {The Excess Fissile Materials Disposition Program`s Record of Decision (ROD) published in January 1997 by DOE/MD describes three potential pathways for the disposition of excess fissile materials: burning as MOX fuel rods, and two can-in-canister immobilization candidates: glass and ceramics. In addition, the ROD introduced processing schedules for MD disposition program. Prior to the ROD, the only acceptance specification that AMD had for incoming materials was DOE- STD-3013. However, STD-3013 is a specification aimed at maintaining safety for long term storage (approximately 100 years) and was never intended to act as an acceptance specification. An effort has begun to examine all of the technical issues associated with the processing and transfer of materials from EM to MD. Since that time, several related initiatives have begun to deal with the many issues, including the EM Material Stewardship program, the latest EM-66 sponsored trade studies, and a new storage standard. A draft of feed material requirements for the ceramic Immobilization Facility that will be used for the disposition of surplus plutonium has been developed for discussion. It established impurity limits for feed materials to the immobilization process, identifies impurities in feed materials that may have an adverse effect on the immobilization process, and indicates how these materials can be further processed and blended at the Immobilization Facility to ensure manufacture of an acceptable product.},
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year = {Fri Feb 13 00:00:00 EST 1998},
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