Standard Specification for Sintered (Uranium-Plutonium) Dioxide Pellets
|Publication Date:||10 June 2001|
|ICS Code (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology):||27.120.30|
This specification covers finished sintered and ground (uranium-plutonium) dioxide pellets for use in thermal reactors. It applies to uranium-plutonium dioxide pellets containing plutonium additions up to 15 % weight. This specification may not completely cover the requirements for pellets fabricated from weapons-derived plutonium.
This specification does not include (1) provisions for preventing criticality accidents or (2) requirements for health and safety. Observance of this specification does not relieve the user of the obligation to be aware of and conform to all applicable international, federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to possessing, processing, shipping, or using source or special nuclear material. Examples of U.S. government documents are Code of Federal Regulations Title 10, Part 50-Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities; Title 10, Part 71-Packaging and Transportation of Radio-active Material; and Title 49, Part 173-General Requirements for Shipments and Packaging.
The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the technical requirements portion, Section 4, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.