Preliminary Conceptual Design Description of the Proposed DOE Store-Only Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) Facility

by H. Jackson Hale, U.S. Dep of Energy, United States,
John A. Richardson, U.S. Dep of Energy, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 required DOE to examine the options for the provision of long term spent fuel storage in monitored retrievable storage (MRS) facilities. Specifically, Section 141 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA - Public Law 97-425) directed the DOE to complete a study of the need for, and the feasibility of, an MRS facility and to submit to the Congress a proposal for the construction of one or more MRS facilities. Such a facility was to accommodate civilian spent fuel and high-level waste; permit continuous monitoring, management, and maintenance of these wastes; provide for the ready retrieval of these wastes for further processing or disposal; and safely store such wastes as long as may be necessary.

Subject Headings: Conceptual design | Waste storage | Resilient modulus | Storage facilities | Feasibility studies | Public buildings | Industrial wastes | Radioactive wastes

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