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Nuclear criticality assessment of Oak Ridge research fuel element storage

J. T. Thomas

Nuclear criticality assessment of Oak Ridge research fuel element storage

by J. T. Thomas

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Published by Dept. of Energy, [Office of Energy Technology], Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Oak Ridge, Tenn.], Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear fuel elements -- Storage.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ. T. Thomas.
    SeriesORNL/CSD/TM ; 58
    ContributionsOak Ridge National Laboratory.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 14 p. :
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17648834M

    Research reactor fuel DOE-sponsored nuclear research activities, both in the U.S. and overseas. SNF from research reactors is currently stored at a number of DOE sites (primarily Hanford, Idaho, and Savannah River) and at numerous (primarily active) university and government research reactor sites within the U.S. Additional research reactor SNF. Nuclear Criticality Safety and Nuclear Material Management As one of the major training facilities for DOE personnel, the NCERC’s principal operation is to conduct research in the design, development, construction, and application of experiments on nuclear criticality.

    List of Criticality Accidents last updated 20 September date location type of accident deaths injuries Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA: uranium in solution: 0: 0: 22 Jul Idaho RTA, Idaho, USA: uranium in water: 0: 0 ~0: Return to Nuclear Weapons. The content of this book is wonderful in its breadth and depth and is a cornerstone for a career in nuclear fuel research. However, this book is a reprint of the original. ie: it is a photocopy of a library book, complete with marks in the margin, underlines and other blemishes to the text.4/5(1).

    Part two goes on to explore materials mining, enrichment, fuel element design and fabrication for the uranium and thorium nuclear fuel cycle. The impact of nuclear reactor design and operation on fuel element irradiation is the focus of part three, including water and gas-cooled reactors, along with CANDU and Generation IV designs. The Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning has sponsored a series of lectures in honor of Alvin Weinberg, former director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In I was asked to give one of those lectures on ORNL’s nuclear reactors. In preparing for the lecture, I realized thatFile Size: 7MB.


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Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to increase understanding of the text. Fast reactor fuel elements, research and test reactor fuel elements, and unconventional fuel elements are also covered. This volume consists of 12 chapters and begins with an overview of nuclear reactors and fuel elements, as well as fuel element design and development based on the reactor operator's approach, materials scientist's approach Book Edition: 1.

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The organization was first established in as the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies (ORINS) with 14 university members. Its original purpose was to advance science and technology education and research by providing access to the atomic energy research facilities of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to faculty and students of universities across the arters: Oakridge, TN.

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This book discusses the technical alternatives for cleanup of radioactive fluoride salts that were the fuel for the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment, a novel nuclear reactor design that was tested in the s at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

These fluoride salts pose an unusual cleanup challenge. In non-reactor nuclear facilities, administrative or engineered controls are usually in place to prevent criticality from occurring, but fail (process accidents). In research reactor accidents, criticality is achieved intentionally, under conditions that are strictly controlled, but it ends up getting out of control [MCL00].On June 1,DOE issued a Record of Decision [60 Federal Register ] for the Department-wide management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF); regionalized storage of SNF by fuel type was selected as the preferred alternative.

The proposed action evaluated in this environmental assessment is the management of SNF on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) to implement this preferred alternative of.A criticality accident is an uncontrolled nuclear fission chain is sometimes referred to as a critical excursion, critical power excursion, or divergent chain such event involves the unintended accumulation or arrangement of a critical mass of fissile material, for example enriched uranium or ality accidents can release potentially fatal radiation doses.