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Fall 2008 Logo2008 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

December 1-5, 2008 | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 S. Ashok, Shenda M. Baker, Michael R. Fitzsimmons, Young-Chang Joo

Symposium Q : Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXXII

2008-12-01   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Raul B. Rebak GE Global Research
Neil C. Hyatt The University of Sheffield
David A. Pickett Southwest Research Institute
Q1: National Programmes and Advanced Fuel Cycles
Session Chairs
David Pickett
Raul Rebak
Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Back Bay D (Sheraton)

10:00 AM - **Q1.1
Long-Term Peformance of the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository, USA.

Peter Swift 1
1 , Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque , New Mexico, United States

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10:30 AM - **Q1.2
Integration of Postclosure Safety Analysis with Repository Design for the Yucca Mountain Repository through the Selection of Design Control Parameters.

Gerald Nieder-Westermann 1 , Robert Andrews 1 , Neil Brown 2 , Robert Spencer 1
1 , Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 2 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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11:00 AM - Q1

11:30 AM - **Q1.3
A Trade Study for Waste Concepts to Minimize HLW Volume.

Dirk Gombert 1 , Tim Trickel 4 1 , Steven Piet 2 , Gretchen Matthern 1 , John Vienna 5 , William Ebert 3
1 Environmental Engineering & Technology Department, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States, 4 Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 2 Reactor Physics Analysis & Design, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States, 5 Process Development, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States, 3 Chemical Sciences & Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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12:00 PM - **Q1.4
The National Nuclear Laboratory and Collaborative University Research in the UK.

Graham Fairhall 1
1 , Nexia Solutions Ltd, Sellafield United Kingdom

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12:30 PM - Q1.5
DIAMOND: A New Research Programme to Support UK Decomissioning, Immobilisation and Management of Nuclear Wastes for Disposal.

Neil Hyatt 1 , Simon Biggs 2 , Francis Livens 3 , Jim Young 2
1 Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, Sheffield United Kingdom, 2 School of Process, Environmental & Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds United Kingdom, 3 Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, Manchester United Kingdom

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Q2: Spent Nuclear Fuel
Session Chairs
Graham Fairhall
Virginia Oversby
Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Back Bay D (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **Q2.1
Key Scientific Issues Related to the Sustainable Management of the Spent Nuclear Fuel in the Back-end of the Fuel Cycle.

Christophe Poinssot 1 , Jean-Marie Gras 2
1 Department of RadioChemistry and Processes, CEA, Nuclear Energy Division, Bagnols / Ceze France, 2 R&D division, EDF, Electricité de France, Moret-Sur-Loing France

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3:00 PM - Q2.2
Influence of the Evolution of the Surface Area Value on the Spent Nuclear Fuel Dissolution Rate for Performance Assessment Studies.

Eduardo Iglesias 1 , Javier Quinones 1 , Juan Manuel Nieto 1 , Nieves Rodriguez 1
1 , CIEMAT, Madrid Spain

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3:15 PM - Q2.3
UO2 Corrosion in an Iron Waste Package.

Elizabeth D. A. Ferriss 1 , Katheryn Helean 2 , Charles Bryan 2 , Patrick Brady 2 , Rodney Ewing 1
1 geological sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan, United States, 2 , Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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3:30 PM - Q2.4
The Influence of Canister Material on Radionuclide Retention During Spent Fuel Leaching.

Daqing Cui 1 , Jeanett Low 1 , Vincenzo Rondinella 2 , Jinshan Pan 3 , Kastriot Spahiu 4
1 Spent Fuel Chemistry, Studsvik AB, Nykoping Sweden, 2 Hot Cells , Inst. For Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe Germany, 3 Div. of Corrosion Science, Inst. For Transuranium Elements, Stockholm Sweden, 4 R & D, SKB, Stockholm Sweden

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3:45 PM - Q2

4:15 PM - **Q2.5
Spent Fuel Stability during Storage and Final Disposal.

Vincenzo Rondinella 1 , Thierry Wiss 1 , Joaquin Cobos 1
1 Hot Cells, JRC-ITU, Karlsruhe Germany

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4:45 PM - Q2.6
A New Criterion for the Degradation of a Defective Spent Fuel Rod under Dry Storage Conditions Based on Nuclear Ceramic Cracking.

Lionel Desgranges 1 , Cécile Ferry 2 , Jean Radwan 2
1 DEN/DEC, CEA, Saint-Paul lez Durance France, 2 DEN/DPC, CEA, Saclay France

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5:00 PM - Q2.7
Corrosion Studies with High Burn-up LWR Fuel in Simulated Groundwater.

Ella Ekeroth 1 , Jeanett Low 1 , Hans-Urs Zwicky 2 , Kastriot Spahiu 3
1 Studsvik Nuclear AB, Hot Cell Laboratory, SE-611 82 Nykoping Sweden, 2 Zwicky Consulting GmbH, Mönthalerstr. 44, CH-5236 Remigen Switzerland, 3 SKB, Box 250, SE-101 24 Stockholm Sweden

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5:15 PM - Q2.8
Catalysis of the Reaction Between Hydrogen Peroxide and Hydrogen on Epsilon Particles in Spent Nuclear Fuel.

M. Broczkowski 1 , P. Keech 1 , J. Noel 1 , David Shoesmith 1
1 , University of western ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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2008-12-02   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Raul B. Rebak GE Global Research
Neil C. Hyatt The University of Sheffield
David A. Pickett Southwest Research Institute
Q3: Nuclear Waste Glasses and Vitrification
Session Chairs
Carol Jantzen
Michael Ojovan
Tuesday AM, December 02, 2008
Back Bay D (Sheraton)

9:45 AM - **Q3.1
A New Model for Nuclear Waste Borosilicate Glass Alteration.

Thorsten Geisler 1 , Arne Janssen 1 , Jasper Berndt 1 , Andrew Putnis 1
1 Institut fuer Mineralogie, University of Muenster, Muenster Germany

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