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ELECTROMETALLURGICAL TECHNIQUES FOR DOE SPENT FUEL TREATMENT: An Assessment of Waste Form Development and Characterization Appendix D Meeting Summary, March 15, 1999 Location: National Academies Building, Washington, D.C. Attendance: G. Choppin (chair), M. Apted, P. Baisden, E. Flanigen, C. Hussey, F. Mansfeld, E. McNeese, R. Osteryoung, P. Shewmon, D. Raber, C. Murphy. Unable to attend: R. White. Speaker: Robert Benedict, Argonne National Laboratory-West. EXECUTIVE SESSION 7:30 am Committee Breakfast and Preliminary Committee Discussions OPEN SESSION 8:00 am ANL's Spent Fuel Treatment Demonstration Project Status—Robert Benedict, ANL-W EXECUTIVE SESSION 9:30 am Waste Forms Report (Report 9) Breakout Session 11:00 am Review of Report 9 Sections: Introduction (Choppin, Murphy) 11:30 am Background (Apted, McNeese) 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm Review of Report 9 Sections: Metal Waste Form (Mansfeld, ussey, Baisden, and Shewmon) 1:30 pm Ceramic Waste Form (Flanigen, Osteryoung, White) 2:00 pm Other Considerations/Conclusions & Recommendations (Committee) 3:00 pm Report 8 (Fall '98 Status Report) Reviewers' Comments 4:30 pm Final Discussions/Wrap-up 5:00 pm Adjourn Robert W. Benedict gave a brief overview of plans for proposed final reports for the spent fuel treatment demonstration. The overall demonstration reports will include the spent fuel treatment demonstration final report, a report on waste form production from the electrometallurgical treatment of sodium-bonded spent nuclear fuel, and a report on the analysis of spent fuel treatment demonstration operations.
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ELECTROMETALLURGICAL TECHNIQUES FOR DOE SPENT FUEL TREATMENT: An Assessment of Waste Form Development and Characterization Treatment-operation reports will cover three areas overall—treatment reports, driver treatment reports, and blanket treatment reports. The overall treatment report will discuss the development of the cathode processor and casting furnace operating conditions. Driver treatment reports will cover the process description for driver fuel treatment operations, and development of the electrorefining process for driver fuel. Blanket treatment reports will include a report on process description for blanket treatment operations, and a report discussing development of the electrorefining process for blanket fuel. Waste operations and qualifications reports will cover three areas —overall waste reports, ceramic waste reports, and metal waste reports. Included in the overall waste reports will be reports on the waste form qualification strategy, the waste acceptance product specifications, the waste compliance plan, and a report on waste form degradation and repository performance modeling. Ceramic waste reports will include the ceramic waste form process qualification plan, and the ceramic waste form handbook. Metal waste reports will include the metal waste form process qualification plan, and the metal waste form handbook. Following Robert Benedict's presentation and questions from the committee, the committee entered closed session. In the closed session, sections of the waste forms report prepared by the committee were discussed, and a new draft of the report was generated. These discussions were followed by analysis of the reviewers' comments for the committee's Report 8. Before adjourning, the committee discussed plans for its upcoming meeting in Idaho Falls, ID, in July 1999.
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