Preliminary Feasibility Assessment of Several Spent Fuel Transfer/Storage Options Suitable for Early Deployment at an MRS

by John A. Richardson, United Engineers and Constructors, Inc, Washington, United States,
Todd R. Hull, United Engineers and Constructors, Inc, Washington, United States,
David E. Borchardt, United Engineers and Constructors, Inc, Washington, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991

Abstract: This paper provides (a) an overview of the range of feasible Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility transfer and storage configurations that are available to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), and (b) a preliminary qualitative assessment of alternative configurations that identifies those proven or reasonably available technologies that appear to best meet the anticipated mission and functional requirements of the MRS. Twenty four spent fuel transfer options are discussed each of which can be configured with one or more of the 5 individual dry storage modes included in the assessment. A summary is provided of the recent work that has been performed on the MRS facility design program by OCRWM in preparation for the start of Title I - Preliminary Design, slated for October, 1991.

Subject Headings: Resilient modulus | Fuels | Waste storage | Radioactive wastes | Nuclear power | Energy storage | Storage facilities

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