Technical review of RRD-RED-930373 criticality safety evaluation for L Area Disassembly Basin Cleanup [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1993.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 10 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Westinghouse Savannah River Company
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The study documented in RRD-RED-930373 performed an evaluation of the criticality potential associated with sludge removal from the Disassembly Basin to the Monitor Basin of L Area Disassembly. The concern was that sufficient fissionable material has been released into the basin (and is now intermixed in the sludge) that the process of removing the sludge can cause the fissionable material to be formed into a critical configuration. The evaluation employed results of analytical measurements of the sludge composition to estimate the total amount of fissile material in the basin and provided comparisons of those fissile masses with accepted standard safe subcritical mass limits for each fissile component to demonstrate that the fissionable material isotopic composition of the sludge can not be formed into a critical configuration. The analysis demonstrated that the fissile material content of the L Disassembly Basin is insufficient to form a critical mass, even with optimum geometry and concentration.
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- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Topical; 10/01/1993 - 10/01/1993
- Funding Information:
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