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Title: Repository preclosure accident scenarios

Waste-handling operations at a spent-fuel repository were investigated to identify operational accidents that could occur. The facility was subdivided, through systems engineering procedures, into individual operations that involve the waste and one specific component of the waste package, in one specific area of the handling facility. From this subdivision approximately 600 potential accidents involving waste package components were identified and then discussed. Supporting descriptive data included for each accident scenario are distance of drop, speed of collision, weight of package component, and weight of equipment involved. The energy of impact associated with each potential accident is calculated to provide a basis for comparison of the relative severities of all the accidents. The results and conclusions suggest approaches to accident consequence mitigation through waste package and facility design. 35 figures, 9 tables.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6286668
Report Number(s):
BMI/ONWI-551
ON: DE85003096
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10140
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
Science Applications, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; MATERIALS HANDLING; ACCIDENTS; PACKAGING; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; SPENT FUELS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; FUEL ELEMENTS; FUELS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR FUELS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR MATERIALS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 054000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety