Skip to main content

Industry Spent Fuel Storage Handbook

Electric Power Research Institute
Publication Date


The Industry Spent Fuel Storage Handbook (“the Handbook”) addresses the relevant aspects of at-reactor spent (or used) nuclear fuel (SNF) storage in the United States. With the prospect of SNF being stored at reactor sites for the foreseeable future, it is expected that all U.S. nuclear power plants will have to implement at-reactor dry storage by 2025 or shortly thereafter. The Handbook provides a broad overview of recent developments for storing SNF at U.S. reactor sites, focusing primarily on at-reactor dry storage of SNF. The Handbook provides an overview of current regulations and regulatory guidance for dry storage of SNF; descriptions of dry storage technologies available in the United States, and an overview of the process for planning and implementing an at-reactor storage facility.