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Title: Method for storing spent nuclear fuel in repositories

A method for storing radioactive spent fuel in repositories containing sulfur as the storage medium is disclosed. Sulfur is non-corrosive and not subject to radiation damage. Thus, storage periods of up to 100 years are possible.
Authors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5441232
DOE Contract Number:
EY-76-C-02-0016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; CONTAINERS; SULFUR; ELEMENTS; NONMETALS 050900* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 052002 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage