US Navy to Build $1.6 billion Spent Nuclear Fuel Facility in Idaho

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Director of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has approved construction of a new facility at the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) at the Idaho National Laboratory.

    Admiral James F. Caldwell said the facility will support naval spent fuel handling for at least the next 40 years. It will be built in the northeast section of the facility site.

    According to a Department of Energy news release, the program will recapitalize the spent nuclear fuel handling infrastructure within the Expended Core Facility at NRF. The new facility will support nuclear reactor defueling and refueling schedules required to meet the operational needs of the U.S. Navy.

    Read more: http://www.localnews8.com/news/us-navy-to-build-16-billion-facility-at-inl/198436372
     
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    And what about federal law, that not allow build a temporary storages for used nuclear fuel?
     
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    This will handle the spent fuel for decades? Which law are you talking about.
     
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