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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2021)
February 9–11, 2021
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Five former chairmen of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission—Stephen Burns, Allison Macfarlane, Nils Diaz, Richard Meserve, and Dale Klein—signed a letter to José Romero, Arkansas health secretary and chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization advisory committee, requesting that the advisory committee update its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine allocation guidance for the energy workforce (including nuclear energy workers).
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Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by FCWMD
Monday, November 16, 2020|12:00–2:10PM (1:00–3:10PM EST)
Eileen Cullen (American Nuclear Society)
Spent nuclear fuel (SNF) cask systems are evaluated for approved contents that provide bounding fuel characteristics (design-basis) such as fuel type, initial enrichment, and discharge burnup. The bounding fuel characteristics establish the upper limits of the cask's safety parameters (e.g., dose rates). Due to the wide variation in SNF assembly burnup values and discharge dates, cask systems are loaded with assemblies that satisfy the bounding fuel characteristics with some amount of uncredited safety margin. In this session, we will discuss (1) design-basis and as-loaded analysis approaches and (2) various applications of uncredited safety margins that can be quantified by as-loaded analyses. The as-loaded analysis approach has the potential to significantly improve SNF management and streamline the regulatory review process.
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