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Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne
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IAEA/USA Interregional course on
Preparations to Ship Spent Nuclear Fuel (1997)

REVIEW PRIOR TO SHIPMENT


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IAEA/USA Interregional Training Course

Technical and Administrative Preparations Required for Shipment of Research Reactor Spent Fuel to its Country of Origin

13-24 January 1997
Argonne, IL

MODULE 10
L.10.1

REVIEW PRIOR TO SHIPMENT

by

A. FRANCIS DI MEGLIO

CONSULTANT


PRE-SHIPMENT CHECKLIST

BEFORE ARRIVAL OF CASK

1. CONTACT REGULATORY BODY FOR DISCUSSION OF LOCAL RULES AND REGULATIONS.

2. CLASSIFY FUEL ASSEMBLIES AND SELECT ASSEMBLIES TO BE RETURNED.

3. SELECT CASK

4. DECIDE TO TRIM OR NOT TO TRIM FUEL ASSEMBLIES.

5. NEGOTIATE CONTRACT WITH DOE.

6. COMPLETE APPENDIX A AND B TO CONTRACT.

7. NEGOTIATE CONTRACT WITH CASK VENDOR AND CONTRACT CARRIER.

8. DEVELOP QA PLAN.

9. DETERMINE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PASSAGE THROUGH TRANSIT COUNTRIES

10. DEVELOP PROCEDURES AND TRAIN STAFF ON NEW PROCEDURES.

11. DEVELOP A RESPONSIBILITY MATRIX.PRE-SHIPMENT

12. REGISTER AS CASK USER.

13. DETERMINE ROUTING FROM ORIGIN TO DESTINATION.

14. CHECK PHYSICAL SECURITY PLANS.

15. INSPECT ALL FLOOR SHORING AND HOISTING EQUIPMENT.

16. CHECK ALL EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR RECEIPT OF CASK.

17. OBTAIN CUSTOMS EXPORT AND IMPORT FORMS, COMPLETE AND DISTRIBUTE.

18. OBTAIN SHIPPING DATE FROM DOE.

19. ARRANGE FOR ARMED ESCORTS, AS REQUIRED.

20. ARRANGE FOR DELIVERY OF CASK.PRE-SHIPMENT


AFTER ARRIVAL OF CASK

21. PERFORM ARRIVAL TESTS USING WRITTEN PROCEDURES AND CHECK LISTS.

21A. EXTERNAL RADIATION LEVEL.

21B. EXTERNAL CONTAMINATION.

21C. EQUIPMENT INVENTORY.

21D. INTERNAL CONTAMINATION.

21E. POISON TEST.

22. LOAD CASK USING WRITTEN PROCEDURES AND CHECK LISTS.

23. PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTIONS AND TESTS USING WRITTEN PROCEDURES AND CHECK LISTS.

23A. CRITICALITY.

23B. EXTERNAL CONTAMINATION.

23C. EXTERNAL RADIATION LEVELS.

23D CASK TEMPERATURE.

23E. CASK PRESSURE.

23F. CASK COOLANT ACTIVITY.

23G. CASK CLOSURE SEALS.

23H. EQUIPMENT TIE DOWNS.

24. DRIVER INSTRUCTIONS.

25. DRIVER'S SURVEY EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION.

26. PREPARE SHIPPING PAPERS AND BILL OF LADING.


AT TIME OF SHIPMENT DISPATCH

27. NOTIFY LOCAL REGULATORY BODY WHEN SHIPMENT LEAVES.

28. NOTIFY DOE.

29. NOTIFY TRANSIT COUNTRIES, AS REQUIRED.

30. NOTIFY SRP OR INEL.

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