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Practices for Interim Storage of Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NF-T-3.10

English STI/PUB/2007 ¦ 978-92-0-123122-2

96 pages ¦ 36 figures ¦ € 34.00 ¦ Date published: 2022

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This publication provides an introduction to the management of research reactor spent nuclear fuel (RRSNF). Five key areas are discussed: types of RRSNF, characterization data, wet storage considerations, dry storage considerations, and lessons learned and current practices. Information on internationally accepted standards as well as information on aspects such as drying treatment and surveillance programmes are presented, as well as suggestions for further optimization of effective and safe storage of RRSNF through the application of new approaches. The intended users of this publication include industry professionals at operating research reactors and at RRSNF storage facilities who need to identify the most suitable approach for interim storage of spent fuel.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Current Practices, Interim Storage, Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel, RRSNF, Spent Reactor Fuels, Radioactive Wastes, Management, Reactor Fuel Reprocessing, Nuclear Reactors, Safety Measures, Storage Options, Types, Characterization Data, Wet Storage Considerations, Dry Storage Considerations, Lessons Learned, Standards, Drying Treatment, Surveillance Programmes, Optimization, Safe Storage, Storage Technology, New Approaches

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