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Calvert Cliffs Stainless Steel Dry Storage Canister Inspection

Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of welded stainless steel dry storage canisters may potentially impact systems exposed to corrosive atmospheric elements, such as those occurring near salt water bodies. Conditions important for atmospheric-related SCC include concentration and chemical species of the contaminants, temperature, and humidity. Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant conducted this historically important first inspection of spent fuel canisters to collect data for an SCC evaluation as part of the EPRI-led Extended Storage Collaboration Program (ESCP).