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Title: 2014 AFCI Glovebox Event Executive Summary

One of the primary INL missions is to support development of advanced fuels with the goal of creating reactor fuels that produce less waste and are easier to store. The Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Glovebox in the Fuel Manufacturing Facility (FMF) is used for several fuel fabrication steps that involve transuranic elements, including americium. The AFCI glove box contains equipment used for fuel fabrication, including an arc melter – a small, laboratory-scale version of an electric arc furnace used to make new metal alloys for research – and an americium distillation apparatus. This overview summarizes key findings related to the investigation into the releases of airborne radioactivity that occurred in the AFCI glovebox room in late August and early September 2014. The full report (AFCI Glovebox Radiological Release – Evaluation, Corrective Actions and Testing, INL/INL-15-36996) provides details of the identified issues, corrective actions taken as well as lessons learned
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1260448
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT--16-37638
TRN: US1601544
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; NUCLEAR FUELS; AMERICIUM; IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY; GLOVEBOXES; FABRICATION; ARC FURNACES; RADIOACTIVITY; INDOOR AIR CONTAMINATION AFCI Glovebox; Alpha 7A CAM; FMF