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NRC moves ahead on HALEU enrichment, rulemaking, and guidance
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requesting comments on the regulatory basis for a proposed rule for light water reactor fuel designs featuring high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU), including accident tolerant fuel (ATF) designs, and on draft guidance for the environmental evaluation of ATFs containing uranium enriched up to 8 percent U-235. Some of the HALEU feedstock for those LWR fuels and for advanced reactor fuels could be produced within the first Category II fuel facility licensed by the NRC—Centrus Energy’s American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio. On September 21, the NRC approved the start of enrichment operations in the plant’s modest 16-machine HALEU demonstration cascade.
Technical Session|Sponsored by MSTD
Monday, June 14, 2021|1:00–2:45PM EDT
Fidelma Giulia Di Lemma
Kenneth J. Geelhood
Janet Davis (ANS)
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Propagation of Thermodynamic Errors in the Modified Quasi-chemical Model
J. A. Yingling (Univ. of South Carolina), T. M. Besmann (Univ. of South Carolina)
Thermal Conductivity of LiF-ThF4 with Different Mole Fraction
Jungkyu Park (Kennesaw State Univ.), Christian Schneider (Kennesaw State Univ.), Robert Walz (Kennesaw State Univ.), Eduardo B. Farfán (Kennesaw State Univ.)
Synthesis of UCl3 by Hydrochlorination of U metal
D. Ethan Hamilton (Univ. of Utah), Micheal Simpson (Univ. of Utah)
Radiographic Rolling Ball Viscometer
Paul B. Rose Jr (ORNL), N. Dianne B. Ezell (ORNL), Ryan C. Gallagher (ORNL), Alex J. Martin (ORNL)
Electrochemical Corrosion Study of Structural Materials in Molten FLiNaK Salts
Juan Paolo Octavio (Univ. of Idaho), Haiyan Zhao (Univ. of Idaho), Meng Shi (Univ. of Idaho), Matthew Lawson (Univ. of Idaho)
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