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Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation: An Examination of Potential Lessons Learned from Prior Shipping Campaigns

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), as amended, assigned the Department of
Energy (DOE) responsibility for developing and managing a Federal system for the disposal of
spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). The Office of Civilian
Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is responsible for accepting, transporting, and
disposing of SNF and HLW at the Yucca Mountain repository (if licensed) in a manner that
protects public health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and


Foreign Research Reactor West Coast Shipment Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation - Institutional Program External Lessons Learned

The purpose of the Foreign Research Reactor (FRR) Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Shipments Institutional Program was to meet the goals and commitments of the Implementation Strategy Plan for the FRR SNF Shipments. This program provided a systematic approach to planning, implementing, evaluating, and validating preparedness for the first west coast shipment of SNF from Asian countries to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL).


Transportation Planning and Execution: Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel

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.


EPRI Review of Geologic Disposal for Used Fuel and High Level Radioactive Waste: Volume IV - Lessons Learned

The effective termination of the Yucca Mountain program by the U.S. Administration in 2009 has further delayed the construction and operation of a permanent disposal facility for used fuel and high level radioactive waste (HLW) in the United States. In concert with this decision, the President directed the Energy Secretary to establish the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future to review and provide recommendations on options for managing used fuel and HLW.

Lessons Learned from Three Mile Island Packaging, Transportation and Disposition that Apply to Fukushima Daiichi Recovery

Following the massive earthquake and resulting tsunami damage in March of 2011 at the Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, interest was amplified for what was done for recovery at the Three
Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) in the United States following its meltdown in 1979. Many parallels could be
drawn between to two accidents. This paper presents the results of research done into the TMI-2 recovery
effort and its applicability to the Fukushima Daiichi cleanup. This research focused on three topics: