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Title: Interim Storage of Hanford Spent Fuel & Associated Sludge

The Hanford site is currently dealing with a number of types of Spent Nuclear Fuel. The route to interim dry storage for the various fuel types branches along two different paths. Fuel types such as metallic N reactor fuel and Shippingport Core 2 Blanket assemblies are being placed in approximately 4 m long canisters which are then stored in tubes below grade in a new canister storage building. Other fuels such as TRIGA{trademark} and Light Water Reactor fuel will be relocated and stored in stand-alone casks on a concrete pad. Varying degrees of sophistication are being applied with respect to the drying and/or evacuation of the fuel interim storage canisters depending on the reactivity of the fuel, the degree of damaged fuel and the previous storage environment. The characterization of sludge from the Hanford K Basins is nearly complete and canisters are being designed to store the sludge (including uranium particles from fuel element cleaning) on an interim basis.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
808215
Report Number(s):
SNF-9973-FP, Rev.0
TRN: US0302244
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jul 2002
Research Org:
FH (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CASKS; CONCRETES; CONTAINERS; DRY STORAGE; DRYING; FUEL ELEMENTS; N-REACTOR; NUCLEAR FUELS; SLUDGES; SPENT FUELS; STORAGE; URANIUM; WASTE STORAGE; WATER SLUDGE; SPENT FUEL; INTERIM STORAGE