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IAEA/USA Interregional course on
Preparations to Ship Spent Nuclear Fuel (1997)

Case Study: Sept. '96 Shipment
from Chile and Colombia to SRS


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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
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Case Study: Sept. '96 Shipment
from Chile and Colombia to SRS

Keith Brown

Science Applications International Corporation


Chronology of Activities Leading Up to the South American SNF Shipment

 ROD Issued

 5/13/96
 Assessment Team Visit to Chile, Colombia, and Brazil  6/18-25/96
 Second Assessment Team Visit to Colombia  7/23-24/96
 NAC-LWT Cask Arrives by Aircraft in Chile   8/1/96
 NAC-LWT Cask Arrives via Ship in Colombia  9/4/96
 Fuel Loaded in Chile  8/23/96
 Vessel Departs Chile for Colombia  8/27/96
 Fuel Loaded in Colombia  9/14-15/96
 Colombia Cask Airlifted to Cartagena  9/16/96
 Vessel Departs Colombia for U.S.  9/16/96
 European and South American Vessels Arrive at Charleston, South Carolina  9/22/96
 Casks Off Loaded from Vessels and Placed on Dedicated Train  9/22/96
 Dedicated Train Arrives at Savannah River Site  9/22/96


Challenges Accomplished on the
South American Fuel Shipment
  • Timely Arrival of the Shipping Cask in Santiago, Chile

  • Completion of the Appendix A Data for the Colombian Shipment

  • Variance on the Cask Minimum Cooldown Time Requirement on the Colombian Shipment

  • Method of Handling the Slightly Irradiated Loose Plates on the Colombian Shipment

  • Change to the ROD Concerning the Point at which Title to the Fuel Changes

  • Decision to Airlift the Loaded Cask from Bogata to Cartagena, Colombia


















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