Identification of Facility Constraints That Impact Transportation Operationsby R. W. Peterson, Science Applications Int Corp, United States,
R. B. Pope, Science Applications Int Corp, United States,
Abstract: As Federal Waste Management Systems (FWMS) receiving facilities become available, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to begin accepting spent nuclear fuel from U.S. utilities for eventual permanent disposal. Transporting the radioactive spent fuel to the repository will require development of a complex network of equipment, services, and operations personnel that will comprise the Transportation Operations System. This paper identifies and discusses, in a qualitative manner, the key reactor facility constraints that will eventually need to be assessed in detail on a site-specific basis to guide the development of the FWMS transportation cask fleet. This evaluation of constraints is needed to assess their impact on the size, composition, availability, and use of the cask fleet and to assist in the development of the transportation system support facilities such as a cask maintenance facility.
Subject Headings: Fuels | Systems management | Nuclear power | Federal government | Waste management | Radioactive wastes | Equipment and machinery | Maintenance
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