Standard Review Plan for Transportation Packages for MOX-Radioactive Material (NUREG-1609, Supplement 1)

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Manuscript Completed: September 2005
Date Published:
September 2005

Prepared by:
R.S. Hafner, G.C. Mok, J. Hovingh,
C. K. Syn, E.W. Russell, S.C. Keaton,
J.L. Boles, D.K. Vogt, P. Prassinos

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550-9234

J.A. Smith, NRC Project Manager

Spent Fuel Project Office
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D.C. 20555-0001
NRC Job Code A0291

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The NRC contracted with LLNL to compile this supplement to NUREG-1609 to incorporate additional information specific to mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) radioactive material (RAM). This supplement provides details on package review guidance resulting from significant differences between low-enriched uranium (LEU) oxide radioactive material (RAM) and that from MOX RAM. While comparisons of MOX RAM with LEU RAM include powder, fresh-fuel rods, and fresh-fuel assemblies, they do not include comparisons with high-enriched uranium (HEU) or plutonium as metal, oxide, or nitrate in like forms that are covered by NUREG-1609. The principal purpose of this supplement is to ensure the quality and uniformity of staff reviews of packagings intended for transport of MOX RAM. It is also the intent of this plan to make information about regulatory matters widely available, and improve communications between NRC, interested members of the public, and the nuclear industry, thereby increasing the understanding of the NRC staff review process. In particular, this supplemental guidance, together with NUREG-1609, assists potential applicants by indicating one or more acceptable means of demonstrating compliance with the applicable regulations.

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