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Title: Disposition of Uranium -233 (sup 233U) in Plutonium Metal and Oxide at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site

Abstract

This report documents the position that the concentration of Uranium-233 ({sup 233}U) in plutonium metal and oxide currently stored at the DOE Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) is well below the maximum permissible stabilization, packaging, shipping and storage limits. The {sup 233}U stabilization, packaging and storage limit is 0.5 weight percent (wt%), which is also the shipping limit maximum. These two plutonium products (metal and oxide) are scheduled for processing through the Building 371 Plutonium Stabilization and Packaging System (PuSPS). This justification is supported by written technical reports, personnel interviews, and nuclear material inventories, as compiled in the ''History of Uranium-233 ({sup 233}U) Processing at the Rocky Flats Plant In Support of the RFETS Acceptable Knowledge Program'' RS-090-056, April 1, 1999. Relevant data from this report is summarized for application to the PuSPS metal and oxide processing campaigns.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Safe Sites of Colorado, Los Alamos, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
774607
Report Number(s):
RFP-5332
TRN: US0102958
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-90DP62349
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; INVENTORIES; PACKAGING; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; ROCKY FLATS PLANT; STABILIZATION; URANIUM 233; LIMITING VALUES; CONCENTRATION RATIO; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Freiboth, Cameron J., and Gibbs, Frank E. Disposition of Uranium -233 (sup 233U) in Plutonium Metal and Oxide at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/774607.
Freiboth, Cameron J., & Gibbs, Frank E. Disposition of Uranium -233 (sup 233U) in Plutonium Metal and Oxide at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. United States. doi:10.2172/774607.
Freiboth, Cameron J., and Gibbs, Frank E. Wed . "Disposition of Uranium -233 (sup 233U) in Plutonium Metal and Oxide at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site". United States. doi:10.2172/774607. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/774607.
@article{osti_774607,
title = {Disposition of Uranium -233 (sup 233U) in Plutonium Metal and Oxide at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site},
author = {Freiboth, Cameron J. and Gibbs, Frank E.},
abstractNote = {This report documents the position that the concentration of Uranium-233 ({sup 233}U) in plutonium metal and oxide currently stored at the DOE Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) is well below the maximum permissible stabilization, packaging, shipping and storage limits. The {sup 233}U stabilization, packaging and storage limit is 0.5 weight percent (wt%), which is also the shipping limit maximum. These two plutonium products (metal and oxide) are scheduled for processing through the Building 371 Plutonium Stabilization and Packaging System (PuSPS). This justification is supported by written technical reports, personnel interviews, and nuclear material inventories, as compiled in the ''History of Uranium-233 ({sup 233}U) Processing at the Rocky Flats Plant In Support of the RFETS Acceptable Knowledge Program'' RS-090-056, April 1, 1999. Relevant data from this report is summarized for application to the PuSPS metal and oxide processing campaigns.},
doi = {10.2172/774607},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {3}
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