Rancho Seco Spent Fuel Disposition Strategy

by H. H. Klepfer, S. Levy Incorp, Campbell, United States,
R. W. Bowser, S. Levy Incorp, Campbell, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


Spent fuel disposition options were studied for the shut down Rancho Seco plant. Based on comparative costs of various options, plant SAFSTOR intentions, reductions of spent fuel handling, and provision for an uncertain US climate for ultimate disposal, a two-step strategy has been selected. This strategy involves reduced cost interim storage in the spent fuel pool, followed by development of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). The ISFSI will accept transportable dry storage (dual-purpose) casks ready for DOE acceptance. A demonstration program for dual-purpose casks is being developed to assure compatibility with the DOE High Level Waste Disposal System.

Subject Headings: Fuels | Nuclear power | Waste storage | Energy storage | Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Underground storage | Comparative studies | United States

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