Safety Related Issues of Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage

Strategies For Safe Storage Of Spent Fuel

  • J. D. B. Lambert
  • K. K. Kadyrzhanov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Strategies for Safe Storage of Spent Fuel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Adelfang, A. J. Soares, I. N. Goldman
      Pages 3-25
    3. Stefan Chwaszczewski
      Pages 37-54
    4. Thomas J. Hill, D. L. Fillmore
      Pages 71-84
  3. Radiological Problems of Spent Fuel Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 86-86
    2. K. K. Kadyrzhanov, S. N. Lukashenko, V. N. Lushchenko
      Pages 87-94
    3. V. V. Rozhikov, A. A. Enin, A. B. Alexandrov, A. A. Tkachev
      Pages 95-105
    4. O. G. Romanenko, I. L. Tazhibaeva, D. Wells, A. Herrick, J. A. Michelbacher, C. Knight et al.
      Pages 107-142
    5. B. S. Yuldashev, U. S. Salikbaev, S. A. Baytelesov, A. A. Dosimbaev, U. A. Khalikov
      Pages 143-146
    6. V. M. Azhazha, I. M. Neklyudov, S. Y. Sayenko, V. N. Voyevodin
      Pages 147-164
  4. Technical Issues of Wet and Dry Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 166-166
    2. A. Z. Aisabekov, S. A. Mukeneva, E. S. Tur, V. M. Tsyngayev
      Pages 209-210
    3. Z. I. Chechetkina, Yu. V. Chechetkin, A. E. Novoselov, V. G. Bordachev, V. V. Maklakov, I. Yu. Zhemkov
      Pages 211-223
    4. Natraj C. Iyer, D. W. Vinson, R. L. Sindelar, J. E. Thomas, T. M. Adams
      Pages 225-241
  5. Materials Stability Issues of Spent Fuel Storage

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-359

About these proceedings


At a NATO-sponsored workshop in Almaty in September 2005, specialists from the IAEA, Brazil, France, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, USA and Uzbekistan discussed safety-related issues of storing spent nuclear fuel. Fifteen papers dealt with aluminium-clad fuel discharged from research reactors worldwide, five papers were concerned with stainless steel-clad fuel from fast reactors, and two were devoted to Zircaloy-clad fuel from commercial light-water reactors.

Although most attention was focused on fuel behaviour in storage pools, many countries—through lack of space—are beginning to ‘dry store’ spent fuel in an inert atmosphere in shielded casks, and both topics were covered thoroughly at the workshop. Water quality and dryness of the spent fuel, respectively, are the critical factors in avoiding material degradation for the two storage modes. No burning safety-related issue emerged from the twenty-two papers presented; however, the lack of wet storage space at most reactors and concerns regarding possible sabotage remain as issues that need to be periodically addressed.


Aluminium Chemistry Mathematics NATO Physics Science Series II alloy radioactive waste

Editors and affiliations

  • J. D. B. Lambert
    • 1
  • K. K. Kadyrzhanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsNNC of Republic of KazakhstanAlmaty

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