Standardized, Utility-DOE Compatible, Spent Fuel Storage-Transport Systems

by Marvin L. Smith, Virginia Power, Glen Allen, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


Virginia Power has developed and licensed a facility for dry storage of spent nuclear fuel in metal spent fuel storage casks. The modifications to the design of these casks necessary for licensing for both storage and transport of spent fuel are discussed along with the operational advantages of dual purpose storage-transport casks. Dual purpose casks can be used for storage at utility and DOE sites (MRS or repository) and for shipment between these sites with minimal spent fuel handling. The cost for a standardized system of casks that are compatible for use at both DOE and utility sites is discussed along with possible arrangements for sharing both the cost and benefits of dual purpose storage-transport casks.

Subject Headings: Fuels | Nuclear power | Energy storage | Licensure and certification | Storage facilities | Radioactive wastes | Waste storage | Metals (chemical) | Virginia | United States

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