Reactor Vessel Shielding with Radioactive Waste Materials as Burnable Poisons

  • Scott H. Finfrock
  • Published 1996
One technique currently being explored is to replace some of the outermost fuel pins with absorber pins that serve as an expendable shield for the reactor vessel. However, this concept is not new. The early U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) production reactors at the Hanford Site used materials such as thorium and lithium to protect structural components from… (More)