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Title: Performance assessment of DOE spent nuclear fuel and surplus plutonium

Abstract

Yucca Mountain, in southern Nevada, is under consideration by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as a potential site for the disposal of the nation`s radioactive wastes in a geologic repository. The wastes consist of commercial spent fuel, DOE spent nuclear fuel (SNF), high level waste (HLW), and surplus plutonium. The DOE was mandated by Congress in the fiscal 1997 Energy and Water Appropriations Act to complete a viability assessment (VA) of the repository in September of 1998. The assessment consists of a preliminary design concept for the critical elements of the repository, a total system performance assessment (TSPA), a plan and cost estimate for completion of the license application, and an estimate of the cost to construct and operate the repository. This paper presents the results of the sensitivity analyses that were conducted to examine the behavior of DOE SNF and plutonium waste forms in the environment of the base case repository that was modeled for the TSPA-VA. Fifteen categories of DOE SNF and two Plutonium waste forms were examined and their contribution to radiation dose to humans was evaluated.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System, Management and Operating Contractor, Las Vegas, NV (United States); Duke Engineering and Services, Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
658129
Report Number(s):
DOE/RW/00134-M97-024; CONF-980906-
ON: DE98001902; BR: DB0305000; TRN: 98:011260
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-91RW00134
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. American Nuclear Society (ANS) topical meeting on DOE spent nuclear fuel and fissile materials management, Charleston, SC (United States), 8-11 Sep 1998; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; PERFORMANCE; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SPENT FUELS; RADIATION DOSES; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; WASTE FORMS

Citation Formats

Duguid, J O, Vallikat, V, and McNeish, J. Performance assessment of DOE spent nuclear fuel and surplus plutonium. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Duguid, J O, Vallikat, V, & McNeish, J. Performance assessment of DOE spent nuclear fuel and surplus plutonium. United States.
Duguid, J O, Vallikat, V, and McNeish, J. Thu . "Performance assessment of DOE spent nuclear fuel and surplus plutonium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/658129.
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abstractNote = {Yucca Mountain, in southern Nevada, is under consideration by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as a potential site for the disposal of the nation`s radioactive wastes in a geologic repository. The wastes consist of commercial spent fuel, DOE spent nuclear fuel (SNF), high level waste (HLW), and surplus plutonium. The DOE was mandated by Congress in the fiscal 1997 Energy and Water Appropriations Act to complete a viability assessment (VA) of the repository in September of 1998. The assessment consists of a preliminary design concept for the critical elements of the repository, a total system performance assessment (TSPA), a plan and cost estimate for completion of the license application, and an estimate of the cost to construct and operate the repository. This paper presents the results of the sensitivity analyses that were conducted to examine the behavior of DOE SNF and plutonium waste forms in the environment of the base case repository that was modeled for the TSPA-VA. Fifteen categories of DOE SNF and two Plutonium waste forms were examined and their contribution to radiation dose to humans was evaluated.},
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