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Title: System for handling and storing radioactive waste

Abstract

A system and method are claimed for handling and storing spent reactor fuel and other solid radioactive waste, including canisters to contain the elements of solid waste, storage racks to hold a plurality of such canisters, storage bays to store these racks in isolation by means of shielded doors in the bays. This system also includes means for remotely positioning the racks in the bays and an access tunnel within which the remotely operated means is located to position a rack in a selected bay. The modular type of these bays will facilitate the construction of additional bays and access tunnel extension.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6249784
Application Number:
ON: DE83013190
Assignee:
ERA-08-035270; EDB-83-109845
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-76ET35300
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; CONFIGURATION; FUEL RACKS; REMOTE HANDLING; STORAGE FACILITIES; MANAGEMENT; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; STORAGE; SUPPORTS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE; 050900* - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 052002 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage

Citation Formats

Anderson, J.K., and Lindemann, P.E. System for handling and storing radioactive waste. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Anderson, J.K., & Lindemann, P.E. System for handling and storing radioactive waste. United States.
Anderson, J.K., and Lindemann, P.E. Mon . "System for handling and storing radioactive waste". United States.
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title = {System for handling and storing radioactive waste},
author = {Anderson, J.K. and Lindemann, P.E.},
abstractNote = {A system and method are claimed for handling and storing spent reactor fuel and other solid radioactive waste, including canisters to contain the elements of solid waste, storage racks to hold a plurality of such canisters, storage bays to store these racks in isolation by means of shielded doors in the bays. This system also includes means for remotely positioning the racks in the bays and an access tunnel within which the remotely operated means is located to position a rack in a selected bay. The modular type of these bays will facilitate the construction of additional bays and access tunnel extension.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {7}
}