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Interim storage of spent nuclear fuel

Interim storage of spent nuclear fuel

joint oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, second session ... hearing held in Washington, DC, March 17, 1994.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spent reactor fuels -- Storage -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Radioactive wastes -- Storage -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Radioactive waste disposal -- Government policy -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationvi, 319 p. : b ill., maps
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17790383M

    A national laboratory team has been tasked with identifying design concepts that address all activities required to take the commercial spent nuclear fuel and Greater-than-Class C (GTCC) low level radioactive waste from its current locations and configurations, transport it to one or more locations for interim storage, prepare the fuel as. Originally published in POWER. Waste Control Specialists (WCS) and Orano USA intend to revive licensing of a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) in Andrews County, Texas, where spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from reactors across the country can be stored until.

    Below the floor of the CSB, there are numerous vertical storage tubes in three concrete vaults. Each carbon steel storage tube is 40 feet long and 28 inches in diameter. Annual operating costs are approximately $5 million for safe storage of nuclear materials. Approximately 2, tons of spent nuclear fuel is stored in the tubes in the CSB.   Don Hancock asks representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to consider the repercussion of allowing the construction of a spent nuclear fuel rod interim storage facility near Carlsbad, N.M. during a scoping meeting May 3. “Everyone knows if the waste goes to Holtec, it will stay there for longer. The waste could be there : Adrian Hedden.

      FILE - In this Ap , file photo, an illustration depicts a planned interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in southeastern New Mexico as officials announce plans to pursue the project during a news conference at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, N.M. Federal regulators are recommending licensing a proposed .   The Search for Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage in South Korea. Plans call for a continued expansion in South Korea’s fleet of nuclear reactors, but at the same time, facilities for the temporary storage of spent fuel, mostly in at-reactor pools, continue to fill up.


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Interim storage of spent nuclear fuel Download PDF EPUB FB2

What We Regulate. There are two acceptable storage methods for spent fuel after it is removed from the reactor core: Spent Fuel Pools - Currently, most spent nuclear fuel is safely stored in specially designed pools at individual reactor sites around the country.

Dry Cask Storage – Licensees may also store spent nuclear fuel in dry cask storage. viii INTERIM STORAGE OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL secure, and cost-effective options for storing the spent fuel generated by the world’s power reactors for decades, or for much shorter periods of time, as circumstances warrant.

These interim storage possibilities will allow time for per-manent options for management and disposal of spent fuel. Currently, there are three widely accepted nuclear waste management techniques: (1) nuclear fuel reprocessing; (2) interim storage in a spent fuel pool or dry cask storage; and (3) final storage at a geological storage facility.

This chapter explores these options currently available and the various dry cask storage systems. The Safety Guide is not intended to cover the storage of spent fuel if this is part of the operation of a nuclear power plant or spent fuel reprocessing facility.

Guidance is provided on all stages in the lifetime of a spent fuel storage facility, from planning through siting and design to operation and decommissioning, and in particular. earliest and complete operations by shipping commercial spent nuclear fuel from the interim storage facility to Yucca Mountain between to at a cost of $ million.

If the application is approved, the NRC issues a license that is valid for up to 40 years. A spent fuel storage license contains technical requirements and operating conditions (e.g., fuel specifications, cask leak testing, surveillance, and other requirements) for the ISFSI and specifies what the licensee is authorized to store at the site.

As a response to the need for longer storage periods, several countries have extended the licence validity period for storage casks. A licence renewal regulatory process is applied for both storage casks and facilities, based on the results of the periodic safety review (PSR) that is usually performed every 10 years.

Spent Fuel handling system: Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) Removal of spent fuel from the TK & Transfer into main “Hot Cell” Fuel Assembly cut into 3 sections using the cutting machine (2 fuel bundles and 1 extension rod) The individual fuel bundles placed in fuel storage.

Interim Storage of Radioactive Waste Packages INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, VIENNA, TECHNICAL REPORTS SERIES No. ISBN 92–0––1 ISSN – Interim Storage of Radioactive Waste Packages Technical Reports Series No.

Interim Storage of Used or Spent Nuclear Fuel February Background for Position Statement 76 AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY • Outreach Program () • Federal Affairs () • 3 of 3 According to DOE, about 1, metric tons of spent fuel is currently in dry storage at reactor Size: 36KB.

America’s Nuclear Solution Orano USA and Waste Control Specialists are forming a joint venture, named Interim Storage Partners, to license a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel at the existing.

Interim dry storage of commercial SNF requires that the fuel cladding should not sustain gross damage during the storage period to the extent that fuel is released from the fuel rods. Figure 7: Process and Costs of Transferring Spent Nuclear Fuel from Wet to Dry Storage 18 Figure 8: Four Major Types of Challenges Identified By Experts and Stakeholders on Federal Efforts to Manage Spent Nuclear Fuel at Consolidated Interim Storage Facilities   The Spent Fuel Interim Storage Facility in Paks - YouTube The SFISF site is situated next to the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.

Its task is to store the spent nuclear assemblies. Pool storage is the starting point for all other fuel storage candidate processes and is a candidate for extended interim fuel storage until policy questions regarding reprocessing and ultimate disposal have been resolved.

This report assesses the current performance of nuclear fuel in pool storage, the range of storage conditions, and the.

Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA), as amended inCongress authorized volunteer efforts by a “nuclear waste negotiator” to site a monitored, retrievable, interim storage facility (NWPA,). The report on interim storage of spent nuclear fuel discusses the technical, regulatory, and economic aspects of spent-fuel storage at nuclear reactors.

The report is intended to provide legislators state officials and citizens in the Midwest with information on spent-fuel. The ultimate objectives of spent fuel dry storage are to prevent a gross rupture of the spent fuel during operation and to keep its retrievability until transportation because storage implementation was born conceptually as an intermediate method before a permanent decision[].These objectives have led to active spent fuel integrity evaluation research prior to storage system by: WCS and partners AREVA and NAC International have submitted an application to the NRC for a license to construct and operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility for used nuclear fuel.

WCS currently operates a number of low level radioactive waste disposal sites at acre facility in far west Texas. As commonly designed in the U.S., an interim storage facility is little more than an expensive concrete pad for large concrete-encased casks of spent nuclear : Katie Tubb.

Interim Storage of Spent Fuel in Germany History, State and Prospects J. Palmes, C. Gastl Federal Office for Radiation Protection – Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz – International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors An Integrated Approach to the Back-End of the Fuel Cycle Vienna, June IAEA-CNGet this from a library!

Implementation plan for deployment of federal interim storage facilities for commercial spent nuclear fuel. [United States. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.;].Get this from a library! Interim storage of spent nuclear fuel: joint oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, second session hearing held in Washington, DC, Ma