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Finland in Front: The World’s Likely First Spent Fuel Repository Moves Toward Licensing
The year 2024 is shaping up to be a historic one for Posiva, the waste management organization owned by Finland’s two nuclear power plant utilities, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima. The company is looking to receive regulatory approval of its operating license for the Onkalo deep geological repository for high-level radioactive waste by the end of the year.
J. A. Gomez, P. E. Koehler, T. E. Cutler, A. DeYoung, J. T. Goorley, J. D. Hutchinson, G. McKenzie, G. L. Morgan, S. M. Mosby, W. L. Myers, R. S. Rundberg, V. W. Yuan
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 5 | May 2019 | Pages 537-548
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2018.1545956
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Neutron diagnosed subcritical experiments (NDSEs) aim to measure the fission chain decay of subcritical test objects initiated by neutrons from an external source. The ultimate goal of future NDSEs is to make such measurements on dynamic subcritical objects as they are imploded. As a step toward that goal, we made measurements on three static subcritical assemblies containing highly enriched uranium. Specifically, we measured the die-off of both fission gamma rays and neutrons, with nanosecond resolution over several hundred microseconds, relative to the emission time of neutrons from a source in close proximity to the subcritical objects. As simulations are expected to play a key role in interpreting future NDSEs, we compared our data to detailed MCNP® calculations. There was good agreement between the data and MCNP over die-off times expected to be most important to future NDSEs, but there were significant differences at both earlier and later times. We attempted to reconcile these differences by several changes to the simulations. In particular, we found that reducing the 235U(n,n’) cross section to 80% of the current ENDF7.1 evaluation resulted in much better agreement.