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Title: System for handling and storing radioactive waste

A system and method for handling and storing spent reactor fuel and other solid radioactive waste, including canisters to contain the elements of solid waste, storage racks to hold a plurality of such canisters, storage bays to store these racks in isolation by means of shielded doors in the bays. This system also includes means for remotely positioning the racks in the bays and an access tunnel within which the remotely operated means is located to position a rack in a selected bay. The modular type of these bays will facilitate the construction of additional bays and access tunnel extension.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (San Diego, CA)
  2. (Escondido, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865240
Report Number(s):
US 4481165
DOE Contract Number:
AT03-76ET35300
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
GA TECHNOLOGIES INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
handling; storing; radioactive; waste; method; handling; storing; spent; reactor; fuel; solid; radioactive; waste; including; canisters; contain; elements; solid; waste; storage; racks; hold; plurality; canisters; storage; bays; store; racks; isolation; means; shielded; doors; bays; means; remotely; positioning; racks; bays; access; tunnel; remotely; operated; means; located; position; rack; selected; bay; modular; type; bays; facilitate; construction; additional; bays; access; tunnel; extension; remotely operated; storing spent; reactor fuel; radioactive waste; radioactive waste; solid waste; storing radioactive; spent reactor; solid radioactive; storage rack /376/414/976/