Wet storage of irradiated fuel and other radioactive materials
|Publication Date:||1 January 2016|
This Standard specifies requirements for the wet storage of irradiated fuel and other radioactive materials requiring shielding or decay heat dissipation.
This Standard addresses the
b) construction and commissioning;
c) operation; and
d) management of the wet storage system:
1) Design includes site selection.
2) Decommissioning is addressed in CSA N294.
This Standard is used in conjunction with CSA N292.0.
This Standard applies to both existing wet storage facilities and new wet storage facilities.
Note: Some requirements of Clause 6 do not apply to existing wet storage facilities. For details on the application of Clause 6 of this Standard to existing wet storage facilities see Clause 6.1.2.
This Standard specifies requirements for organizations and facilities that generate, possess, manage, or transfer irradiated fuel and other radioactive materials, including nuclear power plants (NPPs), research facilities, medical facilities, manufacturing facilities, processing facilities, laboratories, and industrial facilities.
This Standard does not address
a) disposal of irradiated fuel and other radioactive materials;
1) For guidance on the transfer of irradiated fuel to dry storage, see CSA N292.2.
2) CSA N292.2 may be applied to the transfer of other radioactive materials using a graded approach.
b) storage of radioactive liquids;
c) storage of contaminated purification media;
d) unintentional or inadvertent wetting of dry-stored irradiated fuel and other radioactive materials; and
e) wet source storage gamma irradiators.
Note: Wet source storage gamma irradiators are designed and licensed in accordance with ANSI/HPS N43.10 and IAEA Specific Safety Guide No. SSG-8.
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; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
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.
In this Standard, "shall be considered" or "shall consider" means that the user evaluates the impact and documents any decisions.
Note: Examples can include no action, operating procedures, design features.