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CX-009050: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Used Nuclear Fuel Dry Storage Phase I Pilot Project
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 08/07/2012
Location(s): South Carolina
Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

The scope of this activity is to establish the technical basis for moving the Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF) currently stored in L-Basin into a commercial style Dry Storage system. This Categorical Exclusion addresses Phase I of a pilot project to move a limited but diverse selection of UNF currently in L-Basin to dry storage. The pilot system would have instrumented UNF containers to monitor the performance and verify storage parameters are suitable for possible future Dry Storage. DOE-SR supports this pilot as part of a potential long term UNF interim storage option for Savannah River Site This Categorical Exclusion is only concerned with Phase I of the overall proposed project. Savannah River will submit a separate Categorical Exclusion for testing performed in the Lab to support this activity as part of Phase I.