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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1998 International RERTR Meeting

MTR TRANSPORT EXPERIENCES
OF TRANSNUCLEAIRE IN SOUTH AMERICA
AND STATUS ON THE NEW TN-MTR PACKAGING

O. KONIRSCH - C. ANNE
TRANSNUCLEAIRE
09 - 11, rue Christophe Colomb
75008 PARIS
FRANCE

Abstract

The present paper describes the last MTR transport operations performed in September 1998 by TRANSNUCLEAIRE and especially from SOUTH AMERICA (URUGUAY and VENEZUELA) from where MTR spent fuels from Research Reactors were taken in charge within a DOE contract for the storage of such material at SAVANNAH RIVER Site in the U.S.A.

TRANSNUCLEAIRE supplied, for EDLOW which was in charge of the whole transport. three IU04 casks and the technical assistance for the preparation and the loading operations.

Each transport is specific and must be very well prepared because the MTR fuels are generally very specific to the Research Reactor. Their characteristics (type, dimensions. irradiation ... ) have to be carefully identified because, for example, sometimes they are not well-known due to their period of storage. The URUGUAY and VENEZUELA are good examples of two different approaches in order to perform the transport in good, safe and economical conditions.


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