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Title: Safety Evaluation for Hull Waste Treatment Process in JNC

Abstract

Hull wastes and some scrapped equipment are typical radioactive wastes generated from reprocessing process in Tokai Reprocessing Plant (TRP). Because hulls are the wastes remained in the fuel shearing and dissolution, they contain high radioactivity. Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) has started the project of Hull Waste Treatment Facility (HWTF) to treat these solid wastes using compaction and incineration methods since 1993. It is said that Zircaloy fines generated from compaction process might burn and explode intensely. Therefore explosive conditions of the fines generated in compaction process were measured. As these results, it was concluded that the fines generated from the compaction process were not hazardous material. This paper describes the outline of the treatment process of hulls and results of safety evaluation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Tokai Reprocessing Center, Tokai Works, Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute 4-33 Muramatsu Tokai Village Naka District Ibaraki Prefecture (JP)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
828317
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2002 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/24/2002--02/28/2002; Other Information: PBD: 26 Feb 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMBUSTION; DISSOLUTION; EVALUATION; EXPLOSIVES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; JNC; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVITY; REPROCESSING; SAFETY; SOLID WASTES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; ZIRCALOY

Citation Formats

Kojima, H., and Kurakata, K. Safety Evaluation for Hull Waste Treatment Process in JNC. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Kojima, H., & Kurakata, K. Safety Evaluation for Hull Waste Treatment Process in JNC. United States.
Kojima, H., and Kurakata, K. Tue . "Safety Evaluation for Hull Waste Treatment Process in JNC". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/828317.
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title = {Safety Evaluation for Hull Waste Treatment Process in JNC},
author = {Kojima, H. and Kurakata, K.},
abstractNote = {Hull wastes and some scrapped equipment are typical radioactive wastes generated from reprocessing process in Tokai Reprocessing Plant (TRP). Because hulls are the wastes remained in the fuel shearing and dissolution, they contain high radioactivity. Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) has started the project of Hull Waste Treatment Facility (HWTF) to treat these solid wastes using compaction and incineration methods since 1993. It is said that Zircaloy fines generated from compaction process might burn and explode intensely. Therefore explosive conditions of the fines generated in compaction process were measured. As these results, it was concluded that the fines generated from the compaction process were not hazardous material. This paper describes the outline of the treatment process of hulls and results of safety evaluation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
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