Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the 2003 International RERTR Meeting
Status of Spent Fuel Storage at
Savannah River Site (OCTOBER 2003)
Trent Andes, Donald W. Bickley, Alan S. Busby
Westinghouse Savannah River Site
Aiken, South Carolina USA 29808
The Savannah River Site continues to be the U.S.
Department of Energy’s primary receipt and storage location for aluminum based
research reactor fuel. A number of
initiatives have been implemented which enhance the site’s storage capabilities
while reducing the long term operating cost.
The L-Basin facility improvements include projects that allow handling
of the TN7/2 and LWT casks, improved basin chemistry, modernized the cask
handling cranes, and increased basin capacity. In an effort to provide the most
cost-effective long-term storage of material, the project to de-inventory the
RBOF storage basin and consolidate spent nuclear fuel at L-Basin is nearly