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The cascad spent fuel dry storage facility

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Abstract

France has a wide variety of experimental spent fuels different from LWR spent fuel discharged from commercial reactors. Reprocessing such fuels would thus require the development and construction of special facilities. The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has consequently opted for long-term interim storage of these spent fuels over a period of 50 years. Comparative studies of different storage concepts have been conducted on the basis of safety (mainly containment barriers and cooling), economic, modular design and operating flexibility criteria. These studies have shown that dry storage in a concrete vault cooled by natural convection is the best solution. A research and development program including theoretical investigations and mock-up tests confirmed the feasibility of cooling by natural convection and the validity of design rules applied for fuel storage. A facility called CASCAD was built at the CEA`s Cadarache Nuclear Research Center, where it has been operational since mid-1990. This paper describes the CASCAD facility and indicates how its concept can be applied to storage of LWR fuel assemblies.
Authors:
Guay, P; [1]  Bonnet, C [2] 
  1. CEA Etablissement de la Vallee du Rhone, 30 - Bagnols-sur-Ceze (FR)
  2. Societe Generale pour les Techniques Nouvelles (SGN), 78 - Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (FR)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1991
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CEA-CONF-10553; CONF-910413-
Reference Number:
SCA: 052002; 050900; PA: FRD-92:000064; SN: 92000658043
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. international conference on nuclear fuel reprocessing and waste management,Sendai (Japan),14 Apr 1991; Other Information: PBD: 1991
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AWAY-FROM-REACTOR STORAGE; DRY STORAGE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; NATURAL CONVECTION; CONTAINMENT SHELLS; RADIATION PROTECTION; 052002; 050900; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE; TRANSPORT, HANDLING, AND STORAGE
OSTI ID:
10116263
Research Organizations:
CEA Etablissement de la Vallee du Rhone, 30 - Bagnols-sur-Ceze (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92767139; TRN: FR9200064
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
5 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Guay, P, and Bonnet, C. The cascad spent fuel dry storage facility. France: N. p., 1991. Web.
Guay, P, & Bonnet, C. The cascad spent fuel dry storage facility. France.
Guay, P, and Bonnet, C. 1991. "The cascad spent fuel dry storage facility." France.
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title = {The cascad spent fuel dry storage facility}
author = {Guay, P, and Bonnet, C}
abstractNote = {France has a wide variety of experimental spent fuels different from LWR spent fuel discharged from commercial reactors. Reprocessing such fuels would thus require the development and construction of special facilities. The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has consequently opted for long-term interim storage of these spent fuels over a period of 50 years. Comparative studies of different storage concepts have been conducted on the basis of safety (mainly containment barriers and cooling), economic, modular design and operating flexibility criteria. These studies have shown that dry storage in a concrete vault cooled by natural convection is the best solution. A research and development program including theoretical investigations and mock-up tests confirmed the feasibility of cooling by natural convection and the validity of design rules applied for fuel storage. A facility called CASCAD was built at the CEA`s Cadarache Nuclear Research Center, where it has been operational since mid-1990. This paper describes the CASCAD facility and indicates how its concept can be applied to storage of LWR fuel assemblies.}
place = {France}
year = {1991}
month = {Dec}
}