Decommissioned Submarines in the Russian Northwest: by Vitaly N. Lystsov, Nikolai S. Khlopkin (auth.), Elizabeth J.

By Vitaly N. Lystsov, Nikolai S. Khlopkin (auth.), Elizabeth J. Kirk (eds.)

Until the overdue Nineteen Seventies, so much advertisement strength plant operators open air the us followed a spent gas administration coverage of fast reprocessing and recycling of recovered items. in accordance with emerging reprocessing costs, lowering values of re­ lined items, issues over proliferation dangers, and a trust within the favorable eco­ nomics of direct disposal, many utilities have given that opted to shop spent gasoline on an in­ terim foundation pending the supply of direct disposal amenities or a transformation within the eco­ nomic and/or political weather for reprocessing and recycling uranium and plutonium. Spent gasoline has typically been kept in water-filled swimming pools situated within the reactor development or gasoline dealing with structures, on reactor websites, or as a part of huge centralized fa­ cilities (e.g. Sellafield, los angeles Hague, CLAB). as the economics of pool garage are depending on the scale of the power, the development of extra separate swimming pools on reactor websites has in simple terms been pursued in a couple of international locations, reminiscent of Finland and Bulgaria.

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Diagram of the Decommissioning of a Nuclear Submarine Cneu CVAHO 16. ~um 1'llmAl rlTl~- tGJI 7. lVlXCSl Ha Bcex :nanax yTVll11-13aUVlI-1 I . Preparing the nuclear submarine for decommissioning. 2. Floating transfer base. 3. Shore reloading base for SNF [spent nuclear fuel). 4. SNF reprocessing plant S. Cutting out the reactor compartment. 6_ Preparing the reactor compartment for storage. 7. KO (aft end). 8. RO [reactor compartment). 9. NO (forward end). 10. Crane-equipped transport vessel. lleMOHTa)l( o6oPYAOBaHVlSI 13.

One ofLMITCO's current missions is to store and manage United States government-owned spent nuclear fuel (SNF). There are more than 80 different types of spent nuclear fuel at the INEL. LMITCO has significant experience with the management of highly enriched spent nuclear fuel, primarily from the United States naval nuclear propulsion program. The INEL has stored and reprocessed this type of fuel for over 40 years. LMITCO personnel have hands-on experience with a wide diversity of spent nuclear fuel types and fuel matrices.

6. Transfer the channel to an adjacent vacated caisson which can receive a canister and in which a drying system has been installed that is capable of dehydrating the fuel and channel to the extent demanded by Mayak. 7. Simultaneously dry three fuel assemblies directly in the canister and complete the canistering operations. 44 S. Transfer the canister within a shielded transfer flask to a TK-IS packing station. 4. Transporting Fuel to Mayak and Decommissioning the Lepse These two topics are within the part of the scope of the study contract which remains to be addressed in detail, though it is already clear that they do not pose any insuperable problem.

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