Keywords

Radioactive waste disposal, Reactor fuel reprocessing, Spent reactor fuels

Abstract

Spent nuclear fuel is received at a storage facility in heavily shielded casks transported by either rail or by truck. Once at the storage facility, the casks are inspected, emptied, decontaminated, and reshipped. Allied-General Nuclear Services' (AGNS) nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Barnwell, South Carolina, is constructed but not yet licensed for spent nuclear fuel storage or reprocessing. Recently, however, AGNS was granted funds by the Department of Energy to prepare the necessary procedural and regulatory paperwork in order that the Fuel Receiving and Storage Station (FRSS) of the plant can be licensed by 1985. In this paper, the activities involved in the receiving an unloading of casks at the Barnwell FRSS is simulated by computer using IBM's program software package, General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS). The GPSS model is developed and verified, and steady-state output statistics are achieved. Also, several sensitivity analyses are performed such as, changes in expected arrival schedules and decision policies, and changes tot he physical characteristics of the existing FRSS to monitor the effect of these changes in the existing system.

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Graduation Date

Summer 1980

Advisor

Linton, Darrell G.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

74 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013295

Included in

Engineering Commons

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