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ISSN : 1738-1894(Print)
ISSN : 2288-5471(Online)
Journal of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology Vol.4 No.1 pp.51-58

KN-12 운반용기를 이용한 고리 사용후핵연료 소내수송.저장

On-Site Transport and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel at Kori NPP by KN-12 Transport Cask

Sung-Hwan Chung, Chang-yeal Baeg, Byung-Il Choi, Ke-Hyung Yang, Dae-Ki Lee


Since 2002, more than 400 PWR spent nuclear fuel assemblies have been transported and stored on-site using transport casks in order to secure the storage capacity of PWR spent nuclear fuel of Kori nuclear power plant. The complete on-site transport system, which includes KN-12 transport casks, the related equipment and transport vehicles, had been developed and provided. KN-12 transport casks were designed, fabricated and licensed in accordance with Korean and IAEA's transport regulations, and the related equipment was also provided in accordance with the related regulations. The on-site transport and storage operation using two KN-12 casks and the related equipment has been conducted, and the strict Quality Control and Radiation Safety Management through the whole process has been carried out so as to achieve the required safety and reliability of the on-site transport of spent nuclear fuel.




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