2019 Fall Meeting

Presentation information

Oral presentation

V. Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Materials » 501-2 Nuclear Fuel and the Irradiation Behavior

[3E10-15] Properties of Actual Fuel Debris

Fri. Sep 13, 2019 2:45 PM - 4:25 PM Room E (Common Education Bildg. 2F A23)

Chair:Masayoshi Uno(Univ. of Fukui)

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

[3E15] Analysis of samples collected in PCV interior of Fukushima Daiichi NPP

(6)Use of analysis results of collected samples toward fuel debris retrieval

Masaki Kurata1, *Hiroshi Madokoro1, Keisuke Okumura1, Ikken Sato1, Masato Mizokami2, Kenichi Ito2, Shinya Mizokami2 (1. JAEA, 2. TEPCO HD)

Keywords:Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident, Fuel debris retrieval, Sample analysis, Representativeness of samples, Inhomogeneity of fuel debris

Based on the analysis of the samples collected in the PCV interior of Fukushima Daiichi NPP, potential issues regarding the fuel debris retrieval are summarized. The analytical targets, analytical method and obtainable knowledge that are necessary to evaluate each issue are discussed. Valuable information can be obtained even from small samples to understand the current situation of the plant and the accident progression. Although the amount of collectable samples is limited, we considered how to evaluate the whole fuel debris and how to utilize the analytical results for recriticality, burnup and safety treatment issues.