Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center - Light Water Breeder Reactor Fuel Rods Loading for Disposal
CX(s) Applied: B6.5
Office(s): Nuclear Energy, Idaho Operations Office
The proposed action will transfer drums of low-level waste to a transportation cask in the Weather/Decontamination Enclosure at the Idaho CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) Disposal Facility (ICDF). The Uranium-233 waste in this waste stream consists of 64 drums of unirradiated fabricated single rods consisting of uranium dioxide/thoranium dioxide fuel pellets in zirconium rods and one drum with two short rods and miscellaneous bagged pellets. The waste was generated during the development of the Light Water Breeder Reactor (LWBR) during the 1970?s. The waste was received from the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory from late 1980 to early 1981. The drums will be loaded into the 10-160B Cask for disposal at the Nevada National Security Site. This operation is currently performed at waste management facilities within the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC), however with the onset of winter the project is proposing using the ICDF Weather/Decontamination Enclosure for protection from adverse weather conditions.