United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W16 Near-Term Issues Related to Spent Fuel Pools

This session will cover three activities related to spent fuel pools:

  • NRC Near-Term Task Force Recommendation 7.1 and associated orders as they address instrumentation for spent fuel pools at U.S. nuclear facilities.

  • A spent fuel pool scoping study currently underway is reexamining the potential advantages associated with moving older fuel stored in the spent fuel pool to dry cask storage in an expedited manner.

  • Zirconium fire experiments involving spent fuel pool complete loss-of-coolant-accident scenarios are being conducted to provide basic thermal-hydraulic data for the validation of severe accident codes (primarily MELCOR) and to reduce modeling uncertainties within the code.

The panel will consist of both NRC and industry representatives, who will present their perspectives on these activities for spent fuel pools at U.S. facilities.


Richard Lee, Branch Chief, Division of Systems Analysis, NRC/RES



Katie Wagner, General Engineer, Division of Systems Analysis, NRC/RES, tel: 301-251-7917, e-mail: Katie.Wagner@nrc.gov
Barry Miller, Sr. Project Manager, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, NRC/NRR, tel: 301-415-4117, e-mail: Barry.Miller@nrc.gov

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