Radionuclide Immobilization in the Phases Formed by corrosion of spent Nuclear Fuel [electronic resource] : The long-Term Assessment
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Environmental Management, 2000.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- vp : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- University of Michigan
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Management
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- This research program is focused on developing models of the long-term alteration of UO2 in spent nuclear fuel. The models are based on detailed studies of the long-term corrosion products of naturally occurring UO2+x under oxidizing conditions. The natural samples range in age from a few millions of years (Colorado Plateau in the U.S.A.) to approximately 2 billion years (the Oklo natural reactors in Africa). This research program identifies the phases that form, evaluates their stability and the ability of U6+-phases to incorporate key radionuclides. We have focused on radionuclides (237Np, 239Pu, 99Tc, 79Se and 129I) that make important contributions to exposure dose during geologic disposal.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Ewing, Rodney C.
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Annual; 06/01/2000 - 06/01/2000
- Funding Information:
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