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The pilot conditioning facility at Gorleben, Germany, is designed as a demonstration plant for the testing of various techniques of conditioning spent fuel and nuclear waste. Spent fuel assemblies from PWR and BWR power plants will be disassembled into single rods and put into bins as compact rod bundles. Alternatively, the fuel rods may be cut into segments and filled into special canisters. A measurement device based on passive neutron detection has been developed to measure the nuclear material content in these bins and canisters before they are placed in a POLLUX cask for intermediate storage and final disposal. Results of a measurement exercise, carried out using spent fuel rods inside a hot cell, are presented in this paper.

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Authors: LEITNER E, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Hannover (DE);WEH R, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Hannover (DE);NICOLAOU G, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 15th ESARDA Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Roma (IT), May 11-13, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37682 ORA
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