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Spent Fuel Performance Assessment and Research

Final Report of a Coordinated Research Project on Spent Fuel Performance Assessment and Research (SPAR III) 2009–2014

IAEA TECDOC No. 1771
English IAEA-TECDOC-1771 978-92-0-108215-2
220 139 18.00 2015

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Since 1981 the IAEA has been organizing coordinated research projects on the behaviour of power reactor spent fuel during long term (or extended) storage. The current publication provides an update on national spent fuel management strategies, ongoing spent fuel and system performance in wet and dry storage, and latest national research and development activities relating to spent fuel storage. It contains useful information on hydride re-orientation and the impact of fuel, storage system components, emerging issues on very long term storage, and the storage of metal fuel in a closed system. The experience and insights provided by the participating countries will help Member States to identify challenges in implementing long term storage and to understand the current status of spent fuel performance research related to long term storage.

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Keywords

Spent Fuel Management, Spent Reactor Fuels, Metal Fuel, Long Term Storage, Wet Storage, Dry Storage, Radioactive Waste Disposal, Hydride Re-Orientation, Performance Assessment and Research, SPAR III

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