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Dry storage of spent nuclear fuel

P. A. Anderson

Dry storage of spent nuclear fuel

a preliminary survey of existing technology and experience

by P. A. Anderson

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Published by The Commission, Available from GPO Sales Program, Division of Technical Information and Document Control, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Technical Information Service in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spent reactor fuels -- United States -- Storage.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by P.A. Anderson, H.S. Meyer ; prepared for Division of Engineering Standards, Office of Standards Development, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
    ContributionsMeyer, H. S., U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Division of Engineering Standards.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14509817M

    Dry interim storage offers a flexible, safe, and cost-effective approach to store spent nuclear fuel. Increase in global demand for power, primarily in developing economies of Asia Pacific and North America, is driving the need for construction of nuclear power plants.4/5(37). SNM Special Nuclear Material. SFP Spent Fuel Pool. SNF Spent Nuclear Fuel. SSC Structure, System, Component. TSC Transportable Storage Canister. UNF Used Nuclear Fuel. ANSI American Nuclear Standards Institute. FC-DSC Fuel Control – Dry Shielded Canister. FO-DSC Fuel Only – Dry Shielded Canister.

      The nuclear crisis in Japan has started discussions about the safety and security advantages of storing spent fuel in dry casks (see photo) rather than spent fuel pools. UCS has long recommended that spent fuel be transferred from the pool to dry cask storage once the fuel has cooled enough, after about five years. Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Process Naval Reactors Facility, Idaho • All Naval spent fuel shipped to Idaho by rail and placed into a large water pool at the Naval Reactors Facility for temporary storage • Since , Naval spent fuel has been moved into Spent Fuel Canisters for dry storage.

      Both wet storage of spent fuel in pools of water and dry storage in welded stainless-steel canisters are considered extremely safe. However, dry storage .   Success at last! On Aug , Holtec’s Project team completed the comprehensive pre-commissioning program (also called Cold Tests) for the Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) – the world’s largest dry storage installation. Completion of Cold Testing, marked by the demonstration of full functionality of the Facility with no major issues or impediments to.


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Dry storage of spent nuclear fuel by P. A. Anderson Download PDF EPUB FB2

This Safety Guide provides recommendations and guidance on the storage of spent nuclear fuel. It covers all types of storage facilities and all types of spent fuel from nuclear power plants and research reactors. It takes into consideration the longer storage periods that have become necessary owing to delays in the development of disposal facilities and the decrease in reprocessing activities.

Susquehanna Dry Cask Storage Susquehanna uses a horizontal storage module, a Transnuclear model NUHOMS B. Note the transporter and alignment of the transport cask so that the canister containing the spent nuclear fuel can be pushed into the storage module by a hydraulic ram.

3 As required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations(10 CFR) (c), a specific license 4 for dry storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) is to include technical specifications that, among 5 other things, define limits on the fuel and allowable geometric arrangements.

@article{osti_, title = {Dry well storage of spent LWBR fuel}, author = {Christensen, A B and Fielding, K D}, abstractNote = {Recently, 50 dry wells were constructed at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) to temporarily store the Light Water Breeder Reactor (LWBR) fuel.

Over dry wells of the same design are projected to be constructed in the next 5 yr at the ICPP to store. Casks typically hold 10 tons of spent fuel. At present, dry cask storage is licensed at 35 nuclear plant sites in 24 states. There are 65 sites with operating reactors in the United States.

After Author: James Conca. Dry storage casks or canisters are widely used for dry interim storage and for transportation of spent nuclear fuel.

They can be oriented and stored vertically or horizontally. The casks provide both shielding and containment. The casks are typically steel cylinders that are either welded or bolted closed. The storage of used nuclear fuel (UNF) in dry canister storage systems (DCSSs) at Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (ISFSI) sites is a temporary measure to accommodate UNF inventory until it can be reprocessed or transferred to a repository for permanent disposal.

The storage of spent fuel in dry casks has the same three primary objectives as pool storage: Cool the fuel to prevent heat-up to high temperatures from radioactive decay. Shield workers and the public from the radiation emitted by radioactive decay in the spent fuel and provide a.

The ultimate objectives of spent fuel dry storage are to prevent a gross rupture of the spent fuel during operation and to keep its retrievability until transportation because storage implementation was born conceptually as an intermediate method before a permanent decision[].These objectives have led to active spent fuel integrity evaluation research prior to storage system.

This publication summarizes the work carried out during an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on safe and reliable management of spent nuclear fuel. This work contributes to the overall goal of demonstrating the performance of spent nuclear fuel and related storage systems components over long durations, and facilitates the transfer of this knowledge to Member States.

Current wet and dry spent fuel storage systems on the surface can operate for between 50 and years. But as the volume of fuel grows, current storage facilities will soon reach their capacity. This intensifies the need to develop new facilities to handle storage and permanent disposal of nuclear.

A national strategy for the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management plan was recommended by the Public Engagement Commission in The main idea of it was dry storage implementation in the.

Dry storage of spent nuclear fuel. Washington, D.C.: The Commission: Available from GPO Sales Program, Division of Technical Information and Document Control, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ; Springfield, Va.: National Technical Information Service, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication.

Storage of spent nuclear fuel: specific safety guide. — Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency, p. ; 24 cm. — (IAEA safety standards series, ISSN –X ; no.

SSG) STI/PUB/ ISBN –92–0––0 Includes bibliographical references. Spent reactor fuels — Storage. Radiation — Safety measures. All the spent nuclear fuel at San Onofre will be in dry storage shortly, but the story obviously doesn’t end there. Nevertheless, the extended storage of spent fuel will remain an important activity for study because the spent fuel needs storage before reprocessing or final disposal.

Both wet and dry storage technologies for spent nuclear fuel under extended long-term storage must satisfy four requirements under normal and accident conditions.

Radioactive half life of wastes ranges up to 16 million years while they remain hazardous for much longer. Storage of such nuclear spent fuel (NSF) will ultimately spark the demand for dry storage casks. Dry storage casks are generally the most viable method of storing high level nuclear waste which has been cooled down to manageable levels.

Less spent fuel is at risk in an accident or attack on a dry storage cask than on a spent fuel pool. An accident or attack on a dry cask storage facility would likely affect at most a few casks and put a few tens of metric tons of spent fuel at risk.

NAC has designed, licensed and delivered more than transportable nuclear fuel storage systems worldwide, including the industry’s three leading systems: MAGNASTOR, UMS® and MPC. NAC has supplied 57 percent of all dry fuel storage systems at U.S.

sites that have completed transferring spent fuel to dry storage. Dry storage casks or canisters are widely used for dry interim storage and for transportation of spent nuclear fuel.

They can be oriented and stored vertically or horizontally. The casks provide both shielding and containment. Dry cask storage is a method of storing high-level radioactive waste, such as spent nuclear fuel that has already been cooled in the spent fuel pool for at least one year and often as much as ten years.

Casks are typically steel cylinders that are either welded or bolted closed. The fuel rods inside are surrounded by inert y, the steel cylinder provides leak-tight containment of the. Dry Interim Storage for Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Market Study Coverage: It incorporates key market sections, key makers secured, the extent of items offered in the years considered, worldwide Dry Interim Storage for Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) market and study goals.

Moreover, it contacts the division study gave in the report based on the sort of.Pdf An International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility, epub An International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility,Russian Academy of Sciences,National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Office for Central Europe and Eurasia,Committee on the Scientific Aspects of an International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility in Russia pdf ebook.