Wet storage in the USA [electronic resource] : recent experience and directions
- Richland, Wash. : Pacific Northwest Laboratory, 1986. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 15 : digital, PDF file
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- Pacific Northwest Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Wet storage has been the only licensed option for spent fuel management for US commercial power reactor operators, except for a period of commercial reprocessing at the Nuclear Fuel Services facility, 1965-71. Developments are underway to bring dry storage to licensed status on the US by mid-1986. However, wet storage will remain the predominant storage method, at least beyond the turn of the century. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 establishes current US policy regarding responsibilities for spent fuel management. The Nuclear Waste Confidence Rulemaking proceedings address the viability of extended wet storage for US reactors. US utilities have moved aggressively to implement optimized utilization of wet storage technology, assisted in some areas by federal programs. This paper summarizes US policy and regulatory aspects of wet storage and the status of several wet storage technology developments, including: dense racking, double tiering, credit for burnup in rack designs, transshipment, impacts of extended burnup, rod consolidation, and pool decommissioning.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 03/01/1986., "pnl-sa-13810", " conf-8605147-1", "DE86011631", IAEA coordinated research program meeting on behavior of spent fuel assemblies in extended storage (BEFAST), Leningrad, USSR, 26 May 1986., and Bailey, W.J.; Klein, K.; Johnson, A.B. Jr.
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