Dates: 2017 - 2020
TÜD SÜD Nuclear Technologies Division has delivered support to a study for Sellafield Ltd which identified conditioning, storage and disposal solutions for metallic, uranic fuel and uranium bearing material.
Sellafield Ltd is responsible for the management of a large number of facilities with inventories that include a range of metallic uranic fuel and fuel bearing materials arising from decades of activities on the Sellafield site which require conditioning, storage and disposal solutions. Across the wider Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate, other uranic fuel and fuel bearing materials in either wet or dry conditions also require management solutions, some of these have been transferred or plan to be transferred to the site.
A project was undertaken by TÜV SÜD, for each material within the scope of the study to:
TÜV SÜD was part of a wider project team and took the lead on the following tasks:
The project was delivered by developing an understanding of the knowledge gaps, structured workshops with the client and wider team to identify the maturity of options and underpinning work required to further develop the viable schemes. These schemes were then progressed and assessed in line with BAT and ALARP principles and included engagement with RWM on the work required to underpin the disposability aspects i.e. receipt, emplacement and disposal in a geological disposal facility.
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The final study and all underpinning assessments, optioneering studies and comparative evaluations were delivered to time and cost. The client confirmed that the output provided a demonstrably robust methodology which met the full satisfaction and acceptance by Sellafield Ltd and the NDA.
The Nuclear Technologies Division of TÜV SÜD has been providing support to the nuclear industry and innovating within the field of nuclear science for over 25 years. The team of highly qualified expert consultants is here to support clients with knowledge on industry best practice and to provide innovative solutions to complex technical and strategic challenges. The team helps clients to achieve safe and secure operations in line with legal and regulatory requirements whilst ensuring value in delivery.