Perspectives on Out-of-Pool Spent Fuel Storage Requirements 1992-2036

by Ronald R. MacDonald, E.R. Johnson Assoc. Inc, Vienna, United States,
Kathleen H. Gibbard, E.R. Johnson Assoc. Inc, Vienna, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


The estimates of requirements for additional storage capacity for spent nuclear fuel from commercial LWRs in the United States are examined in this study. A comparison of this study's findings on out-of-pool storage requirements is made with previous findings from a series of these studies dating back to 1980. The additional out-of-pool storage requirements estimates made in this study cover the period from the present (end of 1991) through the year 2036 and assume no spent fuel acceptance by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) during that period, although it is the DOE's objective to begin accepting spent fuel in 1998.

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

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