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Keeping a tally of the dry storage of San Onofre’s spent nuclear fuel rods

How much nuclear waste has gone into dry storage at San Onofre? Here are the latest numbers,  Orange County Register,  4 Mar 18,  After “safely and successfully” loading the first multi-purpose spent fuel canister into its new home inside a concrete monolith at San Onofre in early February, Southern California Edison continues to move spent fuel into containers just a short distance from where surfers take on waves at the world-famous surf break. 

The most recent fuel tally as of Feb. 20 shows that:

  • The reactor known as Unit 2 had 1,207 fuel assemblies in its spent fuel pool. Three canisters, containing 111 fuel assemblies, had been moved to dry storage.
  • Unit 3 had 1,350 fuel assemblies in its pool, with none yet moved to dry storage.

Dry storage is far safer than pools, nuclear experts say. All of the spent fuel is slated to be moved into the “concrete bunker” that is the Holtec HI-STORM UMAX dry storage system by the middle of 2019, Edison said.

Opponents fear it will remain there for decades and pose grave danger to people and the environment.

The most recent fuel tally as of Feb. 20 shows that:

  • The reactor known as Unit 2 had 1,207 fuel assemblies in its spent fuel pool. Three canisters, containing 111 fuel assemblies, had been moved to dry storage.
  • Unit 3 had 1,350 fuel assemblies in its pool, with none yet moved to dry storage.

Dry storage is far safer than pools, nuclear experts say. All of the spent fuel is slated to be moved into the “concrete bunker” that is the Holtec HI-STORM UMAX dry storage system by the middle of 2019, Edison said.

Opponents fear it will remain there for decades and pose grave danger to people and the environment……… 

The most recent fuel tally as of Feb. 20 shows that:

  • The reactor known as Unit 2 had 1,207 fuel assemblies in its spent fuel pool. Three canisters, containing 111 fuel assemblies, had been moved to dry storage.
  • Unit 3 had 1,350 fuel assemblies in its pool, with none yet moved to dry storage.

Dry storage is far safer than pools, nuclear experts say. All of the spent fuel is slated to be moved into the “concrete bunker” that is the Holtec HI-STORM UMAX dry storage system by the middle of 2019, Edison said.

Opponents fear it will remain there for decades and pose grave danger to people and the environment………https://www.ocregister.com/2018/03/02/how-much-nuclear-waste-has-gone-into-dry-storage-at-san-onofre-here-are-the-latest-numbers/

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March 5, 2018 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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