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Title: Estimates of Particulate Mass in Multi Canister Overpacks (MCO)

Abstract

High, best estimate, and low values are developed for particulate inventories within MCO baskets that have been loaded with freshly cleaned fuel assemblies and scrap. These per-basket estimates are then applied to all anticipated MCO payload configurations to identify which configurations are bounding for each type of particulate. Finally the resulting bounding and nominal values for residual particulates are combined with corresponding values [from other documents] for particulates that may be generated by corrosion of exposed uranium after the fuel has been cleaned. The resulting rounded nominal estimate for a typical MCO after 40 years of storage is 8 kg. The estimate for a bounding total particulate case MCO is that it may contain up to 64 kg of particulate after 40 years of storage.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
NHC (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (US)
OSTI Identifier:
801368
Report Number(s):
HNF-1527, Rev.3
TRN: US0300390
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 Feb 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SPENT FUEL CASKS; CORROSION PRODUCTS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; INVENTORIES; PARTICULATES; SCRAP METALS; URANIUM; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; SAFETY ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

SLOUGHTER, J P. Estimates of Particulate Mass in Multi Canister Overpacks (MCO). United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/801368.
SLOUGHTER, J P. Estimates of Particulate Mass in Multi Canister Overpacks (MCO). United States. doi:10.2172/801368.
SLOUGHTER, J P. Wed . "Estimates of Particulate Mass in Multi Canister Overpacks (MCO)". United States. doi:10.2172/801368. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/801368.
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abstractNote = {High, best estimate, and low values are developed for particulate inventories within MCO baskets that have been loaded with freshly cleaned fuel assemblies and scrap. These per-basket estimates are then applied to all anticipated MCO payload configurations to identify which configurations are bounding for each type of particulate. Finally the resulting bounding and nominal values for residual particulates are combined with corresponding values [from other documents] for particulates that may be generated by corrosion of exposed uranium after the fuel has been cleaned. The resulting rounded nominal estimate for a typical MCO after 40 years of storage is 8 kg. The estimate for a bounding total particulate case MCO is that it may contain up to 64 kg of particulate after 40 years of storage.},
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