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Detector and method for inspecting a sealed nuclear storage container

United States Patent

April 7, 2009
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A detector and methodology for inspecting a sealed nuclear storage container is described. The detector includes a collimated gamma-ray radiation detector which is moveably borne over the sealed nuclear storage container, and which detects gamma-ray radiation which is emitted by each of a plurality of spent nuclear fuel sources which are enclosed within the sealed nuclear storage container for purposes of detecting the illicit or unauthorized removal of spent nuclear fuel from the nuclear storage container.
Caffrey; Augustine J. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 535,084
September 26, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.