Apparatus for Storing and/or Transporting High Level Radioactive Waste, and Method for Manufacturing the Same

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date of Patent Issuance: August 5, 2014
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US, UA, RU
Equipment Type: HI-STORM FW
Docket Number: HOL-025
Publication Number: US 2010/0284506 A1
Application Number: 12/744,944
Patent Number(s)US 8,798,224 B21076652525229

Related U.S. Application Data: Provisional application No. 61/175,899 filed on May 6, 2009.

Abstract: A system for storing and/or transporting high level radioactive waste, and a method of manufacturing the same. In one aspect, the invention is a ventilated vertical overpack (“VVO”) having specially designed inlet ducts that refract radiation back into the storage cavity. A clear line-of-sight does not exist through the inlet ducts and, thus, the canister can be supported on the floor of the VVO. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing a variable height VVO that falls within a regulatory license previously obtained for a shorter and taller version of the VVO.