Benefits of siting a borehole repository on non-operating nuclear facility

Jin Whan Bae, William Roy, Kathryn Huff

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Abstract

This work evaluates a potential solution for two pressing matters in the viability of nuclear energy: spent fuel disposal and power plants that no longer operate. The potential benefits of siting a borehole repository at a shut down nuclear power plant facility are analyzed from the perspective of myriad stakeholders. This assessment indicates that integrated siting will make economic use of the shut down power plant, take advantage of spent fuel handling infrastructure at those sites, minimize transportation costs, expedite emptying the crowded spent fuel storage pools accross the country, and will do so at sites more likely to have consenting communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationANS IHLRWM 2017 - 16th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Safe and Secure Energy Future for Generations to Come - Driving Toward Long-Term Storage and Disposal
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society
Pages876-883
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780894487422
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event16th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference: Creating a Safe and Secure Energy Future for Generations to Come - Driving Toward Long-Term Storage and Disposal, IHLRWM 2017 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2017Apr 13 2017

Publication series

NameANS IHLRWM 2017 - 16th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference: Creating a Safe and Secure Energy Future for Generations to Come - Driving Toward Long-Term Storage and Disposal

Other

Other16th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference: Creating a Safe and Secure Energy Future for Generations to Come - Driving Toward Long-Term Storage and Disposal, IHLRWM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period4/9/174/13/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal

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