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Hanford completes wastewater basin work to support tank waste treatment
Record-breaking heat and the vast size of the job did not stop the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), from completing a construction project critical to the Hanford Site’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste program for treating radioactive tank waste.
Teruya Tanaka, Hiroaki Muta, Yoshimitsu Hishinuma, Hitoshi Tamura, Takeo Muroga, Akio Sagara
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 3 | October 2015 | Pages 705-710
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-110
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Performance and applicability of hydride shielding materials are investigated in the helical reactor FFHR-d1 design. Performance of ZrH2 and TiH2 in fast neutron shielding are close to that of WC, which is most effective among candidate materials, for both in-vessel and out-vessel use. The investigation confirms that neutron shielding performance of a two-layered ferritic steel (FS)/ZrH2 or TiH2 shield is similar to that of a one-layered ZrH2 or TiH2 shield with the same total thickness. This shielding property is an important feature to maintain consistency with the structure design of FFHR-d1. In attenuation of direct neutrons from the core plasma in a bending duct, the hydride duct walls show superior performance compared with FS + B4C and WC duct walls. While controls for temperature (at <300 °C) and hydrogen concentration in the coolant gas would be required particularly for in-vessel use, the lower weight densities and quick decay of contact dose rates compared with other candidate materials would be reasons to select these hydride shielding materials.