Accession Number : AD0748314

Title :   Application of Isotopic Correlation Safeguard Techniques to Verify the Plutonium Content of Humboldt Bay Spent Fuel,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RICHLAND WASH PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABS

Personal Author(s) : Christensen,D. E.

Report Date : 20 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The report presents a specific example of applied isotopic correlation safeguard techniques. The techniques were applied to measured chemical reprocessing plant input and product data from the processing of Humboldt Bay Reactor spent fuels. The objective was to verify the measured Pu/U value of each input batch. Humboldt Bay is a boiling water reactor and the (Pu/U)/235D values of 6 batches of fuel evidenced a void effect. A significant development was that the isotopic correlation techniques were applied successfully through the use of several isotopic relationships each applicable where another was limited. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REACTOR FUELS, INVENTORY ANALYSIS), RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, REACTOR FUEL PROCESSING, BOILING WATER REACTORS, FUEL BURN UP, URANIUM, PLUTONIUM, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE