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Accession Number DE2013-1021970
Title Development of Technical Basis for Burnup Credit Regulatory Guidance in the United States.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 11p
Personal Author C. V. Parks D. E. Mueller I. C. Gauld J. C. Wagner
Abstract In the United States (U.S.) there has been and continues to be considerable interest in the increased use of burnup credit as part of the safety basis for SNF systems and this interest has motivated numerous technical studies related to the application of burnup credit for maintaining subcriticality. Responding to industry requests and needs, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission initiated a burnup credit research program, with support from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to develop regulatory guidance and the supporting technical bases for allowing and expanding the use of burnup credit in pressurized-water reactor SNF storage and transport applications. The objective of this paper is to summarize the work and significant accomplishments, with references to the technical reports and publications for complete details.
Keywords Burnup
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PWR type reactors
Regulatory guidance
Research program
Safety analysis
Spent fuel storage
Spent fuels
Waste transportation

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77F - Radiation Shielding, Protection, & Safety
77I - Reactor Fuels & Fuel Processing
77G - Radioactive Wastes & Radioactivity
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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