Perspectives from the Department of Energy (DOE), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), AREVA TN, and other companies explored the latest concepts and innovations through presentations including high burnup fuel transport, horizontal storage systems, and aging management inspection.
Take a look at two of the presentations on safe nuclear fuel transport and new storage technology.
Valenzano: The Future of Spent Fuel Transportation in the U.S.
AREVA TN’s Mike Valenzano presented (PDF) details on the only transport cask licensed in the U.S. for canisterized high burnup fuel – AREVA’s MP197HB. He also emphasized that safe used nuclear fuel transport is nothing new; AREVA transports more than 200 casks a year, with more than 30 years’ experience doing so.
Narayanan: NUHOMS© EOS: Innovations to Ensure Safe Extended Optimized Storage
For the latest in safe used fuel storage technology, AREVA TN’s Prakash Narayanan introduced (PDF) the NUHOMS© Extended Optimized Storage (EOS) system, offering the highest capacity and heat load in the industry, plus significant advancements in aging management.