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Task Order 21: Operational Requirements for Standardized Dry Fuel Canister Systems UPDATED FINAL REPORT

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Per the requirements of the Task Order 21: Operational Requirements for Standardized Dry Fuel Canister Systems, Statement of Work (SOW), EnergySolutions and its team partners: NAC International, Booz Allen Hamilton and Exelon Nuclear Partners, hereafter referred to as “the Team”, is providing for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) an Updated Final Report, which documents the results from the studies performed.
The purpose of Task Order 21 is to better understand and seek innovative solutions for addressing the operational impacts at nuclear power plant (NPP) utility sites of using a standardized transportation, aging and disposal (STAD) canister having a smaller capacity than conventional Dual Purpose Canisters (DPCs). This review was focused on identifying innovative processes that would facilitate moving the SOW designated number of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) assemblies from NPP spent fuel pools to on-site dry storage in a SOW designated time frame (i.e., the “required SNF throughput”). To ensure the processes identified were universally applicable, they had to apply to Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel types and to nine NPP cases with varying refueling schedules and numbers of reactors on the site. Three different capacities of STAD canisters were also required to be considered: small (4-PWR or 9-BWR), medium (12-PWR or 32-BWR) and large (21-PWR or 44-BWR).