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Savannah River facility prepped for NNSA project
Work has begun to prepare the Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility (SRPPF) at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina for its future national security mission: the manufacturing of plutonium pits for the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Won-Jin Cho, Changsoo Lee, Geon Young Kim
Nuclear Technology | Volume 200 | Number 3 | December 2017 | Pages 225-240
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2017.1369804
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For a spent fuel repository, the possible application of the concepts of a multilayer repository with a two- or three-story disposal tunnel and a multicanister repository in which two or three canisters are emplaced in a deposition hole is assessed from the viewpoint of temperature, mechanical stability, and nuclear criticality. The results show that the concepts of multilayer and multicanister repositories are applicable to the geological repository without deterioration of the mechanical stability and nuclear criticality safety. Their adoption in the spent fuel repository can improve the disposal density up to 200% to 400% depending on the applied peak temperature limit under the given thermal constraint and site conditions.