HOW TO BETTER DEFEND SPENT FUEL
Require low density pool storage of recently unloaded fuel that is too hot to place in casks and dispersed and hardened on-site dry cask storage of the rest as an interim measure to better protect the health and well being of impacted communities until all waste is moved off-site to a permanent federal repository.
Secured dry cask storage: “Secured” means that it is made resistant to both attack and human error. This must be achieved in three ways.
If the pool is returned to low density storage, as originally designed, it will allow for air circulation to keep the rods cool if water is lost - allowing for remedial action; assure a pool fire will not occur; make the reactor a less attractive target; and if there is an attack the consequences far less severe.
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Pilgrim- Massachusetts Attorney General's Request for a Hearing and Petition for Leave to Intervene with Respect to Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc.'s Application for Renewal of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licensee Massachusetts, May 2006 -Adams Accession Number ML061630088
Massachusetts Attorney General's Request for a Hearing and Petition for Leave to Intervene with Respect to Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc.'s Application for Renewal of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Operating License , May 2006- Adams Accession Number 061640065
2009/02/06-Environmental Impacts of Storing Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste from Commercial Nuclear Reactors: a Critique of NRC's Waste Confidence Decision and Environmental Impact Determination, NRC Electronic Library Adams Accession No. ML090960723
C-10 Research and Education Foundation: http://www.c-10.org/nuclear-waste-storage.html
Nuclear Spent Fuel & Homeland Security, The Case for Hardened Storage: View 10 minute presentation
Institute for Resource and Security Studies: http://www.irss-usa.org/pages/enpub.html
Program in Science and Global Security, Princeton
Committee to Bridge the Gap: http://www.committeetobridgethegap.org/beamhenge.html
Note: to access the NRC's Electronic Webpage documents on Adams: From www.nrc.gov home page, select ADAMS Documents from the Electronic Reading Room menu at the left →Then select Web-based access from the main ADAMS page→ Select Begin ADAMS Search, enter ML number into the search field in parentheses→ press the search button.