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Title: Hanford`s spent nuclear fuel retrieval: an agressive agenda

Starting December 1997, spent nuclear fuel that has been stored in the K Reactor Fuel Storage Basins will be retrieved over a two year period and repackaged for long term dry storage. The aging and sometimes corroding fuel elements will be recovered and processed using log handled tools and teleoperated manipulator technology. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to this urgent schedule because of the environmental threats to the groundwater and nearby the Columbia River.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
302204
Report Number(s):
WHC-SA--3154-FP; CONF-970464--
ON: DE98059485; BR: EW3125040; TRN: 96001146
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7. American Nuclear Society topical meeting on robotics and remote systems, Augusta, GA (United States), 27 Apr - 1 May 1997; Other Information: PBD: 6 Dec 1996
Research Org:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; K REACTOR; HANFORD RESERVATION; STORAGE FACILITIES; DRY STORAGE; SPENT FUELS; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; CORROSION