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Title: Spent fuel storage requirements 1993--2040

Abstract

Historical inventories of spent fuel are combined with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) projections of future discharges from commercial nuclear reactors in the United States to provide estimates of spent fuel storage requirements through the year 2040. The needs are estimated for storage capacity beyond that presently available in the reactor storage pools. These estimates incorporate the maximum capacities within current and planned in-pool storage facilities and any planned transshipments of spent fuel to other reactors or facilities. Existing and future dry storage facilities are also discussed. The nuclear utilities provide historical data through December 1992 on the end of reactor life are based on the DOE/Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates of future nuclear capacity, generation, and spent fuel discharges.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10192369
Report Number(s):
DOE/RW-0431
ON: DE95002271; NC: NONE; TRN: 94:022809
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; STORAGE FACILITIES; CAPACITY; FORECASTING; SPENT FUELS; FUEL POOLS; COMPILED DATA; 050900; 210100; 210200; TRANSPORT, HANDLING, AND STORAGE; POWER REACTORS, NONBREEDING, LIGHT-WATER MODERATED, BOILING WATER COOLED; POWER REACTORS, NONBREEDING, LIGHT-WATER MODERATED, NONBOILING WATER COOLED

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Not Available. Spent fuel storage requirements 1993--2040. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10192369.
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