April 6th, 2011 – 22 percent of US spent fuel inventory is in dry cask storage

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From: McIntyre, David [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:25 AM
To: Paine, Anne; Burnell, Scott; Hannah, Roger
Cc: Hayden, Elizabeth
Subject: RE: spent fuel pools versus dry cask storage

I guess I was misinformed about the casks. At least, this answers your question about them.

Of the US spent fuel inventory, about 22 percent is in cask. We don’t have info on how long the rest has been in pools; and generally it is five years before it can be transferred to cask.
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