Early Deployment of the MRS—The Modular Vault Dry Store

by Robert J. Bosch, Jr., Foster Wheeler Energy Corp, Livingston, United States,
Chris C. Carter, Foster Wheeler Energy Corp, Livingston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987 (NWPAA) authorized the Department of Energy to site, construct, and operate Monitored Retrievable Storage. The Modular Vault Dry Store is a technology which has been in commercial operation in the United Kingdom for 20 years. Recently, this technology has been adapted to the requirements of Light Water Reactor Spent Fuel. This technology is ideally suited for use in the United States Department of Energy's Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) Program. It is available now for deployment, meeting all the requirements of a MRS.

Subject Headings: Waste storage | Nuclear power | Resilient modulus | Energy storage | Radioactive wastes | Construction sites | Water management | Industrial facilities | United Kingdom | Europe

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