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Title: Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies

A single canister process container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies comprising zirconium-based cladding and fuel, which process container comprises a collapsible container, having side walls that are made of a high temperature alloy and an array of collapsible support means wherein the container is capable of withstanding temperature necessary to oxidize the zirconium-based cladding and having sufficient ductility to maintain integrity when collapsed under pressure. The support means is also capable of maintaining their integrity at temperature necessary to oxide the zirconium-based cladding. The process container also has means to introduce and remove fluids to and from the container.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868203
Report Number(s):
US 5098645
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
container; reprocessing; permanent; storage; spent; nuclear; fuel; assemblies; single; canister; process; comprising; zirconium-based; cladding; comprises; collapsible; walls; temperature; alloy; array; support; means; capable; withstanding; oxidize; sufficient; ductility; maintain; integrity; collapsed; pressure; maintaining; oxide; introduce; remove; fluids; fuel assemblies; nuclear fuel; spent nuclear; support means; permanent storage; remove fluids; temperature alloy; assemblies comprising; container comprises; /376/250/