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Title: BR-100 spent fuel shipping cask development

Continued public acceptance of commercial nuclear power is contingent to a large degree on the US Department of Energy (DOE) establishing an integrated waste management system for spent nuclear fuel. As part of the from-reactor transportation segment of this system, the B W Fuel Company (BWFC) is under contract to the DOE to develop a spent-fuel cask that is compatible with both rail and barge modes of transportation. Innovative design approaches were the keys to achieving a cask design that maximizes payload capacity and cask performance. The result is the BR-100, a 100-ton rail/barge cask with a capacity of 21 PWR or 52 BWR ten-year cooled, intact fuel assemblies. 3 figs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6496188
Report Number(s):
EGG-M-89418; CONF-900406--76
ON: DE91001940; TRN: 90-035911
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-88ID12701
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. international topical meeting on high-level radioactive waste management, Las Vegas, NV (USA), 8-12 Apr 1990
Research Org:
B and W Fuel Co., Lynchburg, VA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/NE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; BWR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; PWR TYPE REACTORS; SPENT FUEL CASKS; DESIGN; SPENT FUELS; MARITIME TRANSPORT; RAIL TRANSPORT; A CODES; CRITICALITY; IMPACT STRENGTH; K CODES; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; CASKS; COMPUTER CODES; CONTAINERS; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; LAND TRANSPORT; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; NUCLEAR FUELS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; REACTOR MATERIALS; REACTORS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; TRANSPORT; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 050900* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 420204 -- Engineering-- Shipping Containers