Taipower's Spent Fuel Interim Storage Program

by Bob C. S. Lee, Taiwan Power Co, Taipei, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


Given the original designs, the existing six nuclear power units of Taiwan Power Company will lose full core discharge capability before end 1990's. To timely fulfill additional spent fuel storage need, both the effective use of existing spent fuel pools by reracking to maximize their capacities to the extent feasible and the interim storage of spent fuel in the facilities with retrievability and continuous monitoring capability will be implemented. Reracking projects at the Chinshan and Kuosheng plants have been completed and that for the Maanshan plant is scheduled to be completed in 1995. The expanded pool capacities will provide Taipower with ample time to proceed with the interim storage program. After in-depth studies, dry storage method was selected as the basis for deploying the interim storage facilities which will be located at the existing reactor sites. This paper highlights the methodology and process Taipower adopted in selecting the interim storage alternatives, and the plans to be implemented in the near future.

Subject Headings: Nuclear power | Energy storage | Storage facilities | Fuels | Waste storage | Power plants | Energy consumption | Taiwan | Asia

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