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Title: Spent nuclear fuel storage -- Performance tests and demonstrations

This report summarizes the results of heat transfer and shielding performance tests and demonstrations conducted from 1983 through 1992 by or in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Commercial Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM). The performance tests consisted of 6 to 14 runs involving one or two loadings, usually three backfill environments (helium, nitrogen, and vacuum backfills), and one or two storage system orientations. A description of the test plan, spent fuel load patterns, results from temperature and dose rate measurements, and fuel integrity evaluations are contained within the report.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10150992
Report Number(s):
PNL--8451
ON: DE93012875; TRN: 93:015209
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1993
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PWR TYPE REACTORS; SPENT FUELS; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; HEAT TRANSFER; RADIATION DOSES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; SURRY-1 REACTOR; SURRY-2 REACTOR; SURRY-3 REACTOR; SURRY-4 REACTOR; LEAKS; COMPACTING; SHIELDING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE 210200; 052002; POWER REACTORS, NONBREEDING, LIGHT-WATER MODERATED, NONBOILING WATER COOLED; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE