Oconee Spent Fuel Rerack

by T. L. Crouse, Duke Power Co, Charlotte, NC, USA,
C. C. Tompkins, Duke Power Co, Charlotte, NC, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Transition in the Nuclear Industry

Abstract: Spent fuel storage problems facing electric utilities with nuclear generation are growing more critical as existing spent fuel storage capacity is utilized. Due to the inaccessibility of spent fuel reprocessing plants, alternative temporary solutions such as transfer of spent nuclear fuel to other storage facilities and increasing the capacity of existing storage facilities through reracking are becoming increasingly prevalent. This paper describes the method and installation of new racks for increasing the fuel storage capacity of Unit 3 of Duke Power Company's Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca, South Carolina.

Subject Headings: Fuels | Energy storage | Nuclear power | Waste storage | Storage facilities | Power plants | Existing buildings | Electric power | South Carolina | North America | United States

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