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The Release of Cesium and the Actinides from Spent Fuel Under Unsaturated Conditions

  • P. A. Finn (a1), J. C. Hoh (a1), S. F. Wolf (a1), S. A. Slater (a1) and J. K. Bates (a1)...

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Tests designed to be similar to the unsaturated and oxidizing conditions expected in the candidate repository at Yucca Mountain are in progress with spent fuel at 90°C. The similarities and the differences in release behavior for 137Cs during the first 2.6 years and the actinides during the first 1.6 years of testing are presented for tests done with (1) water dripped on the fuel at a rate of 0.075 and 0.75 mL every 3.5 days and (2) in a saturated water vapor environment.

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The Release of Cesium and the Actinides from Spent Fuel Under Unsaturated Conditions

  • P. A. Finn (a1), J. C. Hoh (a1), S. F. Wolf (a1), S. A. Slater (a1) and J. K. Bates (a1)...

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