The Long Term Interim Storage of Spent AGR Fuel

by G. G. Harris, Scottish Nuclear Ltd, East Kilbride, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


This paper describes the work undertaken by Scottish Nuclear Ltd. on the proposal to construct a naturally cooled dry store for spent advanced gas cooled reactor fuel at Tornes Power Station, East Lothian, Scotland. The facility would be used to store fuel for up to 100 years. It is based upon the concept employed at Fort St. Vrain, Colorado, USA, but fuel handling and treatment details and the time of storage differ greatly. The proposal is important in the European context because it departs from the normal method of dealing with spent fuel, reprocessing. Scottish Nuclear believe that the storage method offers them cost advantages relative to reprocessing.

Subject Headings: Energy storage | Nuclear power | Fuels | Waste storage | Construction methods | Waste treatment | Storage facilities | United States | Scotland | United Kingdom | Europe | Colorado

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