This report provides information on the inventory of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in the United States located at Nuclear Power Reactor and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation sites, as well as SNF and reprocessing waste located at U.S. Department of Energy sites and other research and development centers as of the end of calendar year 2021.
There have been roughly 2,600 shipments of commercial spent fuel in this country over the past three decades or so. Although this is not an enormous volume by European standards, it is nevertheless significant. These shipments fall into two general categories: individual and "campaign."
There have been a number of individual shipments where lead test assembly fuel was shipped from a reactor to a laboratory for examination. This is an important part of reactor fuel development.