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Title: Integrated process for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel

This invention is comprised of a process for recovering nuclear fuel from spent fuel assemblies that employs a single canister process container. The cladding and fuel are oxidized in the container, the fuel is dissolved and removed from the container for separation from the aqueous phase, the aqueous phase containing radioactive waste is returned to the container. This container is also the disposal vessel. Add solidification agents and compress container for long term storage.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10186172
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US--A7665209
ON: DE93002017
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 6 Mar 1991
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; REPROCESSING; NUCLEAR FUELS; MATERIALS RECOVERY; INVENTIONS; DESIGN; OXIDATION; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; CONTAINERS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE 050800; SPENT FUELS REPROCESSING