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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1997 International RERTR Meeting

Status of the TRIGA Shipments to the INEEL from ASIA

Presenter

Michael J. Tyacke, LMITCO

Authors:

William George, LMITCO
John Patterson, NAC International
Albert Petrasek, DOE-HQ
Robert C. Stump, DOE-ID

Background

  • EIS February 1996, ROD May 13, 1996
  • 10 year acceptance policy, 13 years total, no extension
  • SRS to receive Al based fuel (MTR), INEEL TRIGA
  • 41 countries with research reactors, 19 with TRIGA
  • October 1996 Asia Pre-assessment, South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia
  • First shipment South Korea and Indonesia, West Coast USA

Roles

  • DOE-HQ, EM - sets policy, provide overall guidance, coordinate with State Department, foreign governments, etc.
  • DOE-ID - Receiving site responsibilities, including all preparations and execution of all TRIGA shipments from research reactors through storage at INEEL
  • Lockheed Martin Idaho Technology Company (LMITCO) - M&O contractor for DOE-ID. Planning, preparation, coordination, and executions of all activities needed to accept, transport and store TRIGA SNF
  • Nuclear Assurance Corporation (NAC) - transportation services contract for the Asian shipment

Foreign Research Reactor Preparations

  • Pre-assessment October 1996
  • Detailed Site Assessment May 1997
  • Transportation services contractor assessment September 1997

West Coast Transportation Preparations

  • Naval Weapons Station Concord and vicinity
  • Route selection
  • Interfaces with States Tribes and local communities

Facility Preparations at INEEL

  • Receipt at Central Facilities Area
  • Receipt and storage at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP)
    • Facility Safety Analysis and Criticality Safety Evaluations
    • Cask and fuel handling equipment
    • Procedure preparations and dry run
    • Management Self Assessment and Ready Assessment

Preparations for Fuel Transport

  • Revised cask certification
    • Fuel type, material, enrichments
    • New basket
  • Limited research reactor fuel and cask handling capabilities
  • Cask handling interface with INEEL

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Contact:
Mr. Michael J. Tyacke
LMITCO
PO Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA
Tel.: 208-526-1601
Fax: 208-526-5183
E-mail: mjt@inel.gov

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