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Experience With Damaged Spent Nuclear Fuel at U.S. DOE Facilities

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Brett Carlsen, Denzel Fillmore, Eric Woolstenhulme

Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Roger L. McCormack

Fluor Hanford Site, Richland, WA

Robert Sindelar, Timothy Spieker

Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC

Paper No. ICONE14-89319, pp. 879-899; 21 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE14-89319
From:
  • 14th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 1: Plant Operations, Maintenance and Life Cycle; Component Reliability and Materials Issues; Codes, Standards, Licensing and Regulatory Issues; Fuel Cycle and High Level Waste Management
  • Miami, Florida, USA, July 17–20, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4242-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3783-1
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME

abstract

This report summarizes some of the challenges encountered and solutions implemented to ensure safe storage and handling of damaged spent nuclear fuels (SNF). It includes a brief summary of some SNF storage environments and resulting SNF degradation, experience with handling and repackaging significantly degraded SNFs, and the associated lessons learned. This work provides useful insight and resolutions to many engineering challenges facing SNF handling and storage facilities. The context of this report is taken from a report produced at Idaho National Laboratory and further detailed information, such as equipment design and usage, can be found in the appendices to that report.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME

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