Analysis of Dust Samples Collected from an Unused Spent Nuclear Fuel Interim Storage Container at Hope Creek, Delaware

In July, 2014, the Electric Power Research Institute and industry partners sampled dust on the surface of an unused canister that had been stored in an overpack at the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station for approximately one year. The foreign material exclusion (FME) cover that had been on the top of the canister during storage, and a second recently-removed FME cover, were also sampled. This report summarizes the results of analyses of dust samples collected from the unused Hope Creek canister and the FME covers.




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Analysis of Dust Samples Collected from an In-Service Interim Storage System at the Maine Yankee Nuclear Site

In July, 2016, the Electric Power Research Institute and industry partners performed a field test at the Maine Yankee Nuclear Site, located near Wiscasset, Maine. The primary goal of the field test was to evaluate the use of robots in surveying the surface of an in-service interim storage canister within an overpack; however, as part of the demonstration, dust and soluble salt samples were collected from horizontal surfaces within the interim storage system.




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Preliminary Evaluation of Removing Used Nuclear Fuel from Shutdown Sites (September 2016 Version)

In January 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued the Strategy for the Management
and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste (DOE 2013). Among the
elements contained in this strategy are siting, designing, licensing, constructing and operating a
pilot interim storage facility with an initial focus on accepting used nuclear fuel from shutdown
reactor sites. This focus is consistent with the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission
on America’s Nuclear Future, which identified removal of stranded used nuclear fuel at




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Strategic Plan for the Safe Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste to Yucca Mountain: A Guide to Stakeholder Interactions

From the Introduction: "Our strategy for development of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) transportation program is to collaborate with our stakeholders.




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Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste 3

The Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste is a framework for moving toward a sustainable program to deploy an integrated system capable of transporting, storing, and disposing of used nuclear fuel1 and high-level radioactive waste from civilian nuclear power generation, defense, national security and other activities.




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