ANTICIPATED DEVELOPMENT IN RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS PACKAGING AND TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Closing the light water reactor fuel cycle and the use of mixed oxide fuels will produce materials such as solidified high level waste, cladding hulls and plutonium from Pu recycle fuel that have not been transported extensively in the past. Changes in allowable gaseous emissions from fuel cycle facilities may require the collection and transportation of radioactive noble gases and tritium. Although all of these materials could be transported in existing radioactive material packaging, economic considerations will make it desirable to develop new packaging specifically designed for each material. Conceptual package designs for these materials are reviewed. Special Nuclear Material transportation safeguards are expected to have a significant impact on future fuel cycle transportation. This subject is reviewed briefly. Other factors that could affect fuel cycle transportation are also discussed. Development of new packaging for radioactive materials is not believed to require the development of new technologies. New package designs will be primarily an adaptation of existing technology to fit the changing needs of a growing nuclear power industry. 23 references. (ERA citation 02:009242)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International symposium on management of waste from the LWR fuel cycle, Denver, Colorado, United States of America (USA), 11 Jul 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    3180 George Washington Way
    Richland, WA  USA  99354

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Williams, L D
    • Rhoads, R E
    • HALL, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760701-15
  • Contract Numbers: E(45-1)-1830
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM