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Title: Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Topical Report [SEC 1 THRU 3]

Abstract

In February 1995, the US Department of Energy (DOE) approved the Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project's ''Path Forward'' recommendation for resolution of the safety and environmental concerns associated with the deteriorating SNF stored in the Hanford Site's K Basins (Hansen 1995). The recommendation included an aggressive series of projects to design, construct, and operate systems and facilitates to permit the safe retrieval, packaging, transport, conditions, and interim storage of the K Basins' SNF. The facilities are the Cold VAcuum Drying Facility (CVDF) in the 100 K Area of the Hanford Site and the Canister Storage building (CSB) in the 200 East Area. The K Basins' SNF is to be cleaned, repackaged in multi-canister overpacks (MCOs), removed from the K Basins, and transported to the CVDF for initial drying. The MCOs would then be moved to the CSB and weld sealed (Loscoe 1996) for interim storage (about 40 years). One of the major tasks associated with the initial Path Forward activities is the development and maintenance of the safety documentation. In addition to meeting the construction needs for new structures, the safety documentation for each must be generated.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FH (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (US)
OSTI Identifier:
803703
Report Number(s):
HNF-SD-SNF-SARR-005, Rev.2
ECN-656345; TRN: US0300765
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CONSTRUCTION; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; DOCUMENTATION; DRYING; MAINTENANCE; NUCLEAR FUELS; PACKAGING; RECOMMENDATIONS; RESOLUTION; SAFETY; STORAGE; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

LORENZ, B.D. Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Topical Report [SEC 1 THRU 3]. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/803703.
LORENZ, B.D. Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Topical Report [SEC 1 THRU 3]. United States. doi:10.2172/803703.
LORENZ, B.D. Thu . "Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Topical Report [SEC 1 THRU 3]". United States. doi:10.2172/803703. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/803703.
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abstractNote = {In February 1995, the US Department of Energy (DOE) approved the Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project's ''Path Forward'' recommendation for resolution of the safety and environmental concerns associated with the deteriorating SNF stored in the Hanford Site's K Basins (Hansen 1995). The recommendation included an aggressive series of projects to design, construct, and operate systems and facilitates to permit the safe retrieval, packaging, transport, conditions, and interim storage of the K Basins' SNF. The facilities are the Cold VAcuum Drying Facility (CVDF) in the 100 K Area of the Hanford Site and the Canister Storage building (CSB) in the 200 East Area. The K Basins' SNF is to be cleaned, repackaged in multi-canister overpacks (MCOs), removed from the K Basins, and transported to the CVDF for initial drying. The MCOs would then be moved to the CSB and weld sealed (Loscoe 1996) for interim storage (about 40 years). One of the major tasks associated with the initial Path Forward activities is the development and maintenance of the safety documentation. In addition to meeting the construction needs for new structures, the safety documentation for each must be generated.},
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