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Title: Acceptance of failed SNF (spent nuclear fuel) assemblies by the Federal Waste Management System

This report is one of a series of eight prepared by E. R. Johnson Associates, Inc. (JAI) under ORNL's contract with DOE's OCRWM Systems Integration Program and in support of the Annual Capacity Report (ACR) Issue Resolution Process. The report topics relate specifically to the list of high priority technical waste acceptance issues developed jointly by DOE and a utility-working group. JAI performed various analyses and studies on each topic to serve as starting points for further discussion and analysis leading eventually to finalizing the process by which DOE will accept spent fuel and waste into its waste management system. The eight reports are concerned with the conditions under which spent fuel and high level waste will be accepted in the following categories: failed fuel; consolidated fuel and associated structural parts; non-fuel-assembly hardware; fuel in metal storage casks; fuel in multi-element sealed canisters; inspection and testing requirements for wastes; canister criteria; spent fuel selection for delivery; and defense and commercial high-level waste packages. This document discusses acceptance of failed spent fuel assemblies by the Federal Waste Management System. 18 refs., 7 figs., 25 tabs.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7040581
Report Number(s):
ORNL/Sub-86-SA094/5; JAI--325
ON: DE90010226; TRN: 90-014177
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA); Johnson (E.R.) Associates, Inc., Oakton, VA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/NE; DOE/RW
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; ACCOUNTABILITY; BWR TYPE REACTORS; COMPLIANCE; COST; DAMAGE; FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENT FAILURE; INSPECTION; MATERIALS HANDLING; PWR TYPE REACTORS; RAIL TRANSPORT; RECOMMENDATIONS; REGULATIONS; ROAD TRANSPORT; RUPTURES; SPENT FUEL CASKS; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; STANDARDS; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; ACCIDENTS; CASKS; CONTAINERS; FAILURES; FUEL ELEMENTS; LAND TRANSPORT; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; SYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; TRANSPORT; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 210100 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled; 210200 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled; 050900 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage