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Title: Photon dose rates from spent fuel assemblies with relation to self-protection (Rev. 1)

Photon dose rates as a function of fission product decay times have been calculated for spent fuel assemblies typical of MTR-type research and test reactors. Based upon these dose rates, the length of time that a spent fuel assembly will be self-protecting (dose rate greater than 100 rem/h at 1 m in air) can be estimated knowing the mass of fuel burned, the fraction of fuel burned, and the fuel assembly specific power density.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
272552
Report Number(s):
ANL/RERTR/TM-25
ON: DE96013490; TRN: 96:017715
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1996
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; PHOTONS; DOSE RATES; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; DIAGRAMS; NUMERICAL DATA