Spent Fuel Storage Challenges and Opportunities

All used nuclear fuel produced by the U.S. nuclear energy industry in the past 50 years—approximately 72,000 metric tons—if stacked end-to-end would cover an area the size of a football field to a depth of about seven yards. Although the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 established a national program for the safe, permanent disposal of highly radioactive waste, currently there is no disposal site in the United States for spent rods from the more than 100 operating commercial nuclear reactors across the country. As the nation moves to reduce carbon emissions, nuclear energy may become an increasingly important element in the stability of the U.S. power system, intensifying the need for a permanent solution to spent fuel storage. This free webinar reviews current storage practices and explore challenges and opportunities for a permanent storage solution for the nation’s high-level radioactive spent fuel.

 

Spent Fuel Storage Challenges and Opportunities
Presented by CSG South/SLC
Tuesday, June 16, 3 p.m. EDT

 

 

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Presenters:

Clay Channell 
Fleet Rx Services/Dry Cast Storage Manager, Southern Nuclear
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Craig Piercy
Washington representative, American Nuclear Society
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Betsy Madru
Vice president of government affairs
Waste Control Specialists
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