Interim dry storage of irradiated fuel
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
This Standard applies to interim dry storage systems for irradiated fuel including damaged or defective fuel.
Note: For damaged or defective fuel, there can be additional processing and packaging requirements for interim dry storage that are not detailed in this Standard.
This Standard specifies requirements for the site selection, design, construction, commissioning, operation, and planning for decommissioning of dry storage systems. Dry storage systems include facilities, structures, support services, and equipment required for
a) transferring irradiated fuel
i) from wet storage to dry storage containers; and
ii) to a dry storage facility;
c) storage of irradiated fuel;
e) retrieval of irradiated fuel from dry storage; and
f) decommissioning planning.
This Standard specifies safety and security requirements for dry storage systems.
This Standard specifies requirements for management systems, including those for quality assurance, environmental management, aging management, and decommissioning planning.
This Standard does not specify requirements for off-site transportation to centralized storage and/or disposal including the handling, packaging, or transfer of irradiated fuel.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and "can" is used to express possibility or capability.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.