Site and Facility Waste Transportation Planning Documents (SPDs): Status and Findings

by S. P. Schmid, Science Applications Int Corp, Oak Ridge, United States,
F. L. Danese, Science Applications Int Corp, Oak Ridge, United States,
M. W. Wankerl, Science Applications Int Corp, Oak Ridge, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


Site and Facility Waste Transportation Services Planning Documents (SPDs) are detailed desk-top reference documents that initiate planning for shipping commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the sites where it is currently generated and/or stored to another location. Because of the unique design features and individual variations in the spent fuel handling and cask loading operation requirements for each facility, one SPD will be written for each of the commercial facilities currently expected to deliver SNF into the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) disposal system. One primary purpose of an SPD is to initiate the discussions that will lead to a determination of the type of spent fuel cask and transport mode that will be used to transport spent fuel from each facility. The initial assessment of which cask type and mode would best serve each facility is based on the principle that the largest possible capacity casks should be used at the greatest number of facilities to reduce the total number of spent fuel shipments. The final selection of cask type and transportation mode will be arrived following discussion with the facility licensed operator. Once agreed upon by OCRWM and the facility owner, the SPD will be used as a primary input to the development of a Site Specific Servicing Plan (SSSP) that will detail chosen servicing options for the individual site. This paper will discuss the purpose and development of SPDs and the preliminary results of an evaluation of the ability of delivering facilities to handle and ship spent fuel casks within the confines of the local transportation infrastructure.

Subject Headings: Fuels | Waste sites | Radioactive wastes | Nuclear power | Waste disposal | Commercial buildings | Systems management

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