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Title: Public Views about Storage and Disposal Options for Spent Nuclear Fuel. Energy and Environment Survey, 2017

Abstract

The US currently has about 80,000 metric tons of uranium in 279,000 used fuel assemblies from commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF), most of which is stored “on-site” at or near power plants where it was produced. On-site storage facilities were not designed to provide a permanent solution for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel, and building a permanent disposal facility will likely take decades. Therefore, it is important to consider how the US public views options for constructing one or more storage facilities for safely consolidating and storing SNF in the interim. The 2017 iteration of the Energy and Environment survey (EE17) by the Center for Energy, Security, & Society (CES&S) included a battery of questions that measure public views about SNF storage and disposal options. The questions gauge general support for continued on-site storage, interim storage, and permanent disposal. EE17 also measured support for several of the specific sites under consideration, including the two private initiatives for interim storage of SNF in New Mexico and Texas. In addition, EE17 respondents provide insight into the factors likely to affect broader public support for these initiatives as the siting process unfolds, including public views about the importance of support for amore » prospective facility by host communities and host state residents.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Center for Energy, Security, & Society, (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1513521
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-0794R
660184
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

None, None. Public Views about Storage and Disposal Options for Spent Nuclear Fuel. Energy and Environment Survey, 2017. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1513521.
None, None. Public Views about Storage and Disposal Options for Spent Nuclear Fuel. Energy and Environment Survey, 2017. United States. doi:10.2172/1513521.
None, None. Mon . "Public Views about Storage and Disposal Options for Spent Nuclear Fuel. Energy and Environment Survey, 2017". United States. doi:10.2172/1513521. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1513521.
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title = {Public Views about Storage and Disposal Options for Spent Nuclear Fuel. Energy and Environment Survey, 2017},
author = {None, None},
abstractNote = {The US currently has about 80,000 metric tons of uranium in 279,000 used fuel assemblies from commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF), most of which is stored “on-site” at or near power plants where it was produced. On-site storage facilities were not designed to provide a permanent solution for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel, and building a permanent disposal facility will likely take decades. Therefore, it is important to consider how the US public views options for constructing one or more storage facilities for safely consolidating and storing SNF in the interim. The 2017 iteration of the Energy and Environment survey (EE17) by the Center for Energy, Security, & Society (CES&S) included a battery of questions that measure public views about SNF storage and disposal options. The questions gauge general support for continued on-site storage, interim storage, and permanent disposal. EE17 also measured support for several of the specific sites under consideration, including the two private initiatives for interim storage of SNF in New Mexico and Texas. In addition, EE17 respondents provide insight into the factors likely to affect broader public support for these initiatives as the siting process unfolds, including public views about the importance of support for a prospective facility by host communities and host state residents.},
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