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Title: Management of spent nuclear fuel on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee: Environmental assessment

Management of spent nuclear fuel on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee: Environmental assessment On June 1, 1995, DOE issued a Record of Decision [60 Federal Register 28680] for the Department-wide management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF); regionalized storage of SNF by fuel type was selected as the preferred alternative. The proposed action evaluated in this environmental assessment is the management of SNF on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) to implement this preferred alternative of regional storage. SNF would be retrieved from storage, transferred to a hot cell if segregation by fuel type and/or repackaging is required, loaded into casks, and shipped to off-site storage. The proposed action would also include construction and operation of a dry cask SNF storage facility on ORR, in case of inadequate SNF storage. Action is needed to enable DOE to continue operation of the High Flux Isotope Reactor, which generates SNF. This report addresses environmental impacts.
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OSTI Identifier:210936
Report Number(s):DOE/EA--1117
ON: DE96008462; NC: NONE; TRN: 96:009823
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Feb 1996
Research Org:USDOE Oak Ridge Operations Office, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; OAK RIDGE RESERVATION; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ORR REACTOR; SPENT FUELS; FUEL MANAGEMENT; STORAGE FACILITIES