The Administration released its Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and HighLevel Radioactive Waste in January 20131 . The Strategy includes a phased, adaptive, and consent-based approach to siting, and implementing a comprehensive management and disposal system. These plans include activities to establish one or more ISFs using consent-based siting and to prepare for large- scale transport of spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project (NFST) completed the following three Task Orders, using industry Advisory and Assistance Contracts related interim storage and transportation. These design concepts provide important information to the waste management systems analysis regarding throughput capacities, operational considerations, and cost estimates.
- Generic Design Alternatives for Dry Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel- Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) developed and documented generic design alternatives for receipt and storage of SNF and greater-than-class-C (GTCC) waste contained in dual-purpose canisters.
- Generic Design for Small Size Standard Transportation, Aging, and Disposal Canister System- EnergySolutions developed a generic design of a small capacity (4PWR/9BWR) Standard Transportation, Aging, and Disposal (STAD) canister.
- Operational Requirements for Standardized Dry Fuel Canister Systems- EnergySolutions developed solutions to address operational impacts of using a standardized canister at utility sites with a smaller capacity than conventional, dual-purpose canisters (DPC).