Preliminary Assessment of Radiation Impact from Dry Storage Facilities for PWR Spent Fuel

경수로 사용후핵연료 건식 중간저장시설에 대한 예비 방사선 영향 평가

  • Kim, T.M. (Korea Radioactive Waste Management Corp.) ;
  • Baeg, C.Y. (Korea Radioactive Waste Management Corp.) ;
  • Cha, G.Y. (Radiation Core Technologies, Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Lee, W.G. (Radiation Core Technologies, Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Kim, S.Y. (Radiation Core Technologies, Co., Ltd.)
  • Received : 2012.09.06
  • Accepted : 2012.12.13
  • Published : 2012.12.31


Annual dose at the boundary of the interim storage facility at normal condition was calculated to estimate the site area of the facility of PWR spent nuclear fuel. In this work, source term was generated by ORIGEN-ARP for 4.5 wt% initial enrichment, 45,000 MWd/MTU burnup and 10 years cooling time. Modeling of the storage facilities and radiation shielding evaluations were conducted by MCNP code depending on the storage capacity. In the case of the centralized storage system, the required site area was found to have the radius of more than 700 m.


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