Arrival condition of spent fuel after storage, handling, and transportation
This report presents the results of a study conducted to determine the probable arrival condition of spent light-water reactor (LWR) fuel after handling and interim storage in spent fuel storage pools and subsequent handling and accident-free transport operations under normal or slightly abnormal conditions. The objective of this study was to provide information on the expected condition of spent LWR fuel upon arrival at interim storage or fuel reprocessing facilities or at disposal facilities if the fuel is declared a waste. Results of a literature survey and data evaluation effort are discussed. Preliminary threshold limits for storing, handling, and transporting unconsolidated spent LWR fuel are presented. The difficulty in trying to anticipate the amount of corrosion products (crud) that may be on spent fuel in future shipments is also discussed, and potential areas for future work are listed. 95 references, 3 figures, 17 tables.
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- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
- PNL-3582; TTC-0165
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; DAMAGE; CORROSION PRODUCTS; FUEL ELEMENT CLUSTERS; MATERIALS HANDLING; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; STORAGE; TRANSPORT; WATER COOLED REACTORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; FUEL ELEMENTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS 050900* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage
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