Cask Apparatus, System and Method for Transporting and/or Storing High Level Waste (HI-SAFE)

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date of Publication: October 28, 2010
Status: Published
Jurisdiction: US
Equipment Type: HI-SAFE
Docket Number: HOL-011
Publication NumberUS 2010/272225 A1
Application Number: 12/769,622
Patent Number(s)US 9,672,948 B2

Related US Publication Data:

  • Provisional application No. 61/173,392, filed on April 28, 2009.

Abstract:  A thermally conductive cask for storing high level radioactive waste. In one aspect the invention can be a thermally conductive cask comprising: a gamma shielding cylindrical body forming a cavity for receiving high level radioactive waste and having an outer surface formed of a first material having a first thermal conductivity; a neutron shielding cylindrical body surrounding the gamma shielding cylindrical body and having a layer formed of a second material having a second thermal conductivity that is greater than the first thermal conductivity, the layer forming an inner surface of the neutron shielding cylindrical body; and wherein the layer is clad to the outer surface of the gamma shielding cylindrical body.