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Accession Number DE2012-1044972
Title Sodium Fast Reactor Safety and Licensing Research Plan. Volume I.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 133p
Personal Author G. Flanagan J. LaChance M. Denman R. Bari R. Wigeland T. Sofu
Abstract This report proposes potential research priorities for the Department of Energy (DOE) with the intent of improving the licensability of the Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR). In support of this project, five panels were tasked with identifying potential safety-related gaps in available information, data, and models needed to support the licensing of a SFR. The areas examined were sodium technology, accident sequences and initiators, source term characterization, codes and methods, and fuels and materials. It is the intent of this report to utilize a structured and transparent process that incorporates feedback from all interested stakeholders to suggest future funding priorities for the SFR research and development. While numerous gaps were identified, two cross-cutting gaps related to knowledge preservation were agreed upon by all panels and should be addressed in the near future. The first gap is a need to re-evaluate the current procedures for removing the Applied Technology designation from old documents. The second cross-cutting gap is the need for a robust Knowledge Management and Preservation system in all SFR research areas. Closure of these and the other identified gaps will require both a reprioritization of funding within DOE as well as a re-evaluation of existing bureaucratic procedures within the DOE associated with Applied Technology and Knowledge Management.
Keywords Accidents
Closures
Fast reactors
Knowledge management
Knowledge preservation
Licensing
Nuclear reactor safety
Sodium
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Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
Corporate Author Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number DE-AC04-94AL85000

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