Utility Oversight of Cask System Development Program

by J. A. Vincent, GPU Nuclear Corp, Parsippany, United States,
J. M. Jordan, GPU Nuclear Corp, Parsippany, United States,
M. H. Schwartz, GPU Nuclear Corp, Parsippany, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


This paper will present the electric utility industry's perspective on the status and scope of the Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management's (DOE/OCR WM) transportation cask systems development activities, including the Cask Systems Development Program (CSDP) Initiative I transportation cask projects. This presentation is particularly timely because the CSDP Independent Management Review Group (IMRG), of which one of the authors is a member, completed an objective assessment of OCRWM's transportation cask system development activities and issued its first report in late August 1992. The perspective on these cask systems development activities that will be presented reflects conclusions based on (1) the industry's review of CSDP Preliminary and Draft Final Design Reports for the Initiative I cask projects, (2) the activities of one of the authors as a member of the IMRG, and (3) the positions that the industry has consistently taken on what it believes to be the appropriate scope and pace of the CSDP and its integration with other OCRWM activities. Background information on the OCRWM transportation cask systems development activities and the relevant industry activities will also be provided.

Subject Headings: Utilities | Electrical systems | Radioactive wastes | Electronic wastes | Electric power | Industrial wastes | Transportation management | Industries

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