Report of an investigation into deterioration of the Plutonium Fuel Form Fabrication Facility (PuFF) at the DOE Savannah River Site
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Report of an investigation into deterioration of the Plutonium Fuel Form Fabrication Facility (PuFF) at the DOE Savannah River Site

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Nuclear Safety, Available to the public from the National Technical Information Service in Washington, D.C, Springfield, VA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nuclear facilities -- South Carolina -- Aiken Region -- Safety measures -- Evaluation.,
  • Nuclear fuel claddings -- Safety measures -- Evaluation.,
  • Plutonium -- Safety measures -- Evaluation.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Nuclear Safety.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17676227M

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Federal Register/Vol. 77, No. 98/Monday, /Notices 1 U.S. Department of Energy, , Report of an Investigation into the Deterioration of the Plutonium Fuel Form Fabrication Facility (PuFF) at the DOE Savannah River Site, DOE/NS–P. Abstract. A number of existing US facilities were evaluated for use as a mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility for plutonium disposition. These facilities include the Fuels Material Examination Facility (FMEF) at Hanford, the Washington Power Supply Unit 1 (WNP-1) facility at Hanford, the Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant (BNFP) at Barnwell, SC, the Fuel Processing Facility (FPF) at Idaho National Author: C. A. Beard, J. J. Buksa, K. Chidester, S. L. Eaton, F. E. Motley, D. A. Siebe. U.S. Department of Energy, , Report ofan Investigation into the Deterioration ofthe Plutonium Fuel Form Fabrication Facility (PuFF) at the DOE Savannah River Site, DOE/~NSP.   Plutonium fuel fabrication facility (PFFF) 21, The plutonium fuel fabrication facility (PFFF) operated from to for fabricating MOX fuels for Fugen and the experimental Joyo fast breeder reactor (FBR). The decommissioning and dismantling (D&D) project for the PFFF is divided into the following four phases: •.

The Plutonium Facility, designated PF-4, is located in Technical Area 55 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The facility is a one-story rectangular structure above a complete basement.   The concept merely advocated securing separated weapons plutonium in a form at least as difficult to manipulate as reactor spent fuel, as such, it should not imply that civil reactor spent fuel is to be preferred as a waste form, although the phrase spent fuel standard is sometimes mentioned in . The plutonium fuel, obtained from spent reactor fuel, will be fissioned and converted to shorter-lived isotopes, caesium and strontium, which last years instead of , The industry claims that this process, called “transmutation,” is an excellent way to get rid of plutonium waste.   If an assumption is made that the delivered cost of the PRISM reactor is $4,/Kw, then MW of power would cost $ billion or about the cost of one year of storing the plutonium in its current form. Additional costs would include a fuel fabrication facility, the fuel itself, and spent fuel disposal. Life-cycle costs would have to be taken.

The WaND system is currently under investigation for the nondestructive assay of spent nuclear fuel to quantify plutonium content. A photograph (left) and 3D model created using Sketchup (right. \1\ U.S. Department of Energy, , Report of an Investigation into the Deterioration of the Plutonium Fuel Form Fabrication Facility (PuFF) at the DOE Savannah River Site, DOE/NSP. 1. Root Cause Analysis of Cost Increases for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility and Waste Solidification Building Projects, and Other Cost Information, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy, October 2. Report of the Plutonium Disposition Working Group: Analysis of Surplus Weapon-Grade Plutonium. Springfields. Uranium Ore Storage, treatment and fuel fabrication. Transferred to BNFL in Chapelcross. Dual purpose (plutonium, tritium and power production) reactors, Tritium processing.