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Author Rainisch, R.
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 ♦ SHIELDING ♦ DESIGN ♦ SOURCE TERMS ♦ A CODES ♦ GLOVEBOXES ♦ PERSONNEL ♦ PLUTONIUM ♦ RADIATION PROTECTION ♦ OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY ♦ NEUTRONS ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT
Abstract The end of the Cold War has led the U.S. Department of Energy to adopt new programs for the management of excess plutonium materials. The programs center on placing plutonium is safe, long-term storage (50 yr) prior to final disposition. Before the plutonium can be placed in storage, materials will have to be stabilized and repackaged. Savannah River site (SRS) is pursuing the design of facilities for the stabilization of plutonium materials. Plutonium handling is to be performed in airtight glove boxes or similar enclosures. Glove boxes will incorporate radiation shielding for the protection of operators. This paper addresses the shielding configuration of the glove boxes and protection of operating personnel from external radiation. Shielding analysis of the glove boxes included (a) identification of plutonium source terms; (b) analysis of extremity exposures, which pertains to workers hands and forearms exposure; (c) shielding analysis, which includes shielding windows (transparent shielding) and glove-box walls; and (d) measures to enhance the radiological design of the enclosures.
ISSN 0003018X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-12-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Volume Number 74
Technical Publication No. CONF-9606116-


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