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Author Taylor, R. G. ♦ Tollefson, D. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES ♦ NUCLEAR FUELS ♦ CRITICALITY ♦ SAFETY ANALYSIS ♦ URANIUM 235 ♦ SPENT FUELS ♦ TRANSPORT ♦ REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA ♦ UNITED KINGDOM ♦ PACKAGING
Abstract During April 1998, a project to move {approximately}4.3 kg {sup 235}U as fresh nuclear reactor fuel and 0.8 kg {sup 235}U irradiated nuclear reactor fuel from the Institute of Physics of the Georgian Academy of Sciences in Tbilisi, Georgia, to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority`s Dounreay facility in Scotland was executed. The project involved coordination among the US Department of State, US Department of Defense (DOD), and US Department of Energy (DOE) as well as the governments of Georgia and the United Kingdom. The project was known by several names: Project Olympus by Lockheed Martin Energy Systems (LMES), Project Partnership by the DOE, and Project Auburn Endeavor by the DOD. The fresh fuel was packaged and prepared for shipment by a team of DOE, LMES, and Lockheed Martin Energy Research personnel, and the irradiated fuel assemblies were handled by a team of NAC International Corporation personnel. Nuclear criticality safety considerations for fresh fuel packaging operations conducted by a 12-member team with the skills detailed in Table 1 are described herein.
ISSN 0003018X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-12-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Volume Number 79
Technical Publication No. CONF-981106-


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