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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Saskatchewan government provides C$80 million for eVinci demonstration
Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe yesterday announced C$80 million (about $59 million) for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) to pursue demonstration of Westinghouse Electric Company’s eVinci microreactor technology.
Stylianos Chatzidakis, Dominic Giuliano, Jeremy Slade, Wei Tang, Roger Miller, Steve Reeves, John Scaglione, Robert Howard
Nuclear Technology | Volume 207 | Number 5 | May 2021 | Pages 750-760
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2020.1800309
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) successfully demonstrated the Versatile Remediation Module (VRM), a prototype module designed and built by ORNL for on-site remote repair of welded stainless steel storage containers for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. This paper describes the VRM prototype and its design features and components to support continued long-term storage or off-site transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste currently stored in storage containers. A remote (100 ft away from the simulated radiative environment) demonstration of the VRM was successfully performed on a full-scale mock-up welded stainless steel canister. The VRM is designed with features to accommodate remediation techniques beyond those currently selected and described in this paper. Therefore, many of the VRM’s features may benefit other remote nuclear or nonnuclear applications. The VRM is envisioned to serve as a development center to facilitate and enhance further development of new remediation technologies.