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RESUMPTION OF TRANSPORT OF KUR SPENT FUEL
FROM JAPAN TO USA
 
 ------ Very Long-term Storage and Public Acceptance for Transport ------

Yoshihiro Nakagome, Kenzo Nishimaki and Keiji Kanda
 Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University (KURRI)
 Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 590-0494, Japan
 
 Phone: +81-724-51-2358
 FAX  : +81-724-51-2603
 e-mail: nakagome@rri.kyoto-u.ac.jp

ABSTRACT

The Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University (KURRI) has more than 250 MTR-type HEU spent fuel elements.  They have been stored in water pools after irradiation in the Kyoto University Research Reactor (KUR) core.  The longest pool residence time is 25 years.  In accordance with the Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel Receipt Program of the United States, sixty KUR spent fuel elements were shipped from KURRI to the Savannah River Site of the USDOE in August, 1999.  This shipment was done successfully through a public port in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.  This is the first shipment in the past twenty-six years after the last shipment through the Yokohama Port.  Concerning the use of a public port, we had to solve many issues for public acceptance.  In this paper, we describe how we have stored the spent fuels for a long time with high integrity and how we have obtained public acceptance for the transport.


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Yoshihiro Nakagome
Associate Professor
Research Reactor Institute
Kyoto University
Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun
Osaka 590-0494, Japan

Phone:  (81) 724-51-2358
Fax:         (81) 724-51-2608
E-mail:  nakagome@rri.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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