decanning

decanning

[dē′kan·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
Removing the outer container of an enriched uranium fuel rod, in preparation for reprocessing of the fuel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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