Characterization of nuclear material and radioactive waste at SRS

DiPrete, David (2023) Characterization of nuclear material and radioactive waste at SRS. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (2). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1826-9885

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The Savannah River National Laboratory’s Nuclear Measurements Group (NMG) provides both radiochemical analyses and non-destructive assay of nuclear material to the ongoing processes at the Savannah River Site (SRS) as well as to other DOE facilities. The radioanalytical capability of the group serves to complement the more-limited services provided by the Savannah River Site production analytical laboratories as well as offsite commercial laboratories. The amounts of radioactivity in sample matrices vary widely, ranging from environmental levels to those with doses high enough to require remote handling and manipulation. For items too large or too inconvenient to transport to the laboratory for analysis, non-destructive assay (NDA) can be performed in-situ. The group also conducts on-site neutron and gamma assays. The group provides technical support for nondestructive gamma, neutron, and calorimetry assay systems installed in various Site facilities. The NMG supports nuclear measurement technology development, collaborating with numerous universities, to address SRS needs as well as to address nuclear measurement shortfalls across the complex. An overview of past and present SRS nuclear processes, including the extensive radiological waste cleanup efforts underway, are described with a focus on how the NMG’s operations are currently intertwined with these operations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2024 11:58
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2024 11:58

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