The Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste

A Systematic Basis for Planning and Management at the National, Regional, and Community Levels

Prepared By
Planning Information Corporation
Denver, Colorado
September, 1996

7.   Cask Loading

Key Factors in Cask Loading

The facilities at each storage location must be able to load the cask option selected. The key requirements include:

DOE's "FICA" Database

DOE's "Facility Interface Capability Assessment (FICA)" project17 assessed the capability of each commercial SNF storage facility to handle shipping casks. The assessment, which was conducted in the late 1980s and has not been systematically updated, found one or more limitations at many storage locations (particularly in handling larger and heavier rail casks). Some limitations, however, might be overcome by modifications to facility licenses, administrative controls or physical aspects of the facility.

Application of FICA Data in this Assessment

This assessment has reviewed the FICA data to consider the capability of each storage location to handle the cask options selected (Table 7-1). The key considerations were operating crane capacity, cask loading area dimensions, and pool depth. The assessment recognizes that facilities at some locations have been upgraded since the FICA assessment—particularly with regard to operating crane capacity at sites where onsite dry storage has been developed. The assessment also recognizes that facility limitations are often not absolute; current limitations may be eliminated or reduced through modification of facility licenses, administrative controls or physical aspects of the cask-handling building.

At the same time, the utility must decide that it is advantageous to invest in the changes necessary to enable their facilities to handle cask option "A" rather than cask options "B," or cask option "B" rather than cask options "C" or "D." These decisions "at the margin" will be made in the context of other factors (near-site rail infrastructure, site community characteristics, utility choice criteria) which are discussed in the following sections.

Table 7-1. Cask Loading Factors: by Storage Location

    CASK LOADG FACTOR:
    ----- ----- ------ -----
  FUEL STRG LOCATION: CRD CRO CDI CLG
  ------------------- --- --- ---- ----
1 ARKANSAS NUCLEAR 1 100 100 R125 R125
2 ARKANSAS NUCLEAR 2 100 100 R125 R125
3 ARKANSAS NUCLEAR DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
4 BEAVER VALLEY 1 125 60 R125 R125
5 BEAVER VALLEY 2 125 100 R125 R125
6 BELLEFONTE 1 ND ND ND ND
7 BELLEFONTE 2 ND ND ND ND
8 BIG ROCK 1 75 24 LWT LWT
9 BRAIDWOOD 1 125 110 R125 R125
10 BROWNS FERRY 1-2 125 106 R75 LWT
11 BROWNS FERRY 3 125 106 R75 LWT
12 BRUNSWICK 1 125 75 R125 R125
13 BRUNSWICK 1 PWR POOL 125 75 R125 R125
14 BRUNSWICK 2 125 75 R125 R125
15 BRUNSWICK 2 PWR POOL 125 75 R125 R125
16 BYRON 1 125 110 R125 R125
17 CALLAWAY 1 150 125 R125 R125
18 CALVERT CLIFFS 1-2 150 25 R125 R75
19 CALVERT DRY STORAGE NA NA NA NA
20 CATAWBA 1 125 125 R125 R125
21 CATAWBA 2 125 125 R125 R125
22 CLINTON 1 125 100 R125 R125
23 COMANCHE PEAK 1 130 130 R125 R125
24 COOK 1 150 60 R125 R125
25 COOPER STATION 100 100 LWT LWT
26 CRYSTAL RIVER 3 120 72 R125 R125
27 DAVIS-BESSE 1 140 125 R125 R125
28 DAVIS-BESSE DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
29 DIABLO CANYON 1 125 67 R125 R125
30 DIABLO CANYON 2 125 67 R125 R125
31 DRESDEN 1 75 24 LWT R125
32 DRESDEN 2 75 75 LWT LWT
33 DRESDEN 3 75 75 LWT LWT
34 DUANE ARNOLD 100 85 R125 R75
35 ENRICO FERMI 2 125 100 R125 LWT
36 FARLEY 1 125 125 R125 R125
37 FARLEY 2 125 125 R125 R125
38 FITZPATRICK 125 62 R125 R75
39 FORT CALHOUN 75 40 R125 R125
40 FORT ST VRAIN 50 50 LWT R125
41 FORT ST VRAIN DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
42 GINNA 40 30 R125 LWT
43 GRAND GULF 1 150 125 R125 R125
44 HADDAM NECK 100 100 R75 LWT
45 HARRIS 1 150 75 R125 R125
46 HARRIS 1 BWR POOL 150 97 LWT LWT
47 HATCH 1-2 125 125 R125 LWT
48 HOPE CREEK 150 130 R125 R125
49 HUMBOLDT BAY 75 60 R125 R125
50 INDIAN POINT 1 75 60 LWT LWT
51 INDIAN POINT 2 40 32 R75 LWT
52 INDIAN POINT 3 75 40 R75 LWT
53 KEWAUNEE 125 120 LWT LWT
54 LACROSSE 50 36 LWT LWT
55 LASALLE 1-2 125 100 R125 R125
56 LIMERICK 1-2 125 110 R125 R125
57 MAINE YANKEE 125 125 R125 R125
58 MCGUIRE 1 125 100 LWT R125
59 MCGUIRE 2 125 100 LWT R125
60 MILLSTONE 1 110 110 LWT R125
61 MILLSTONE 2 100 100 R125 R125
62 MILLSTONE 3 125 125 R125 R125
63 MONTICELLO 85 85 LWT LWT
64 NINE MILE POINT 1 125 100 R125 LWT
65 NINE MILE POINT 2 125 100 R125 LWT
66 NORTH ANNA 1&2 125 105 R125 R125
67 NORTH ANNA DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
68 OCONEE 1&2 100 100 LWT R125
69 OCONEE 3 100 100 LWT R125
70 OCONEE DRY STORAGE NA NA NA NA
71 OYSTER CREEK 1 100 100 R125 R75
72 OYSTER CREEK DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
73 PALISADES 100 25 LWT LWT
74 PALISADES DRY STORAGE NA NA NA NA
75 PALO VERDE 1 150 150 R125 R125
76 PALO VERDE 2 150 150 R125 R125
77 PALO VERDE 3 150 150 R125 R125
78 PEACHBOTTOM 2 125 100 R75 LWT
79 PEACHBOTTOM 3 125 100 R75 LWT
80 PERRY 1 125 125 R125 R125
81 PILGRIM 1 100 26 R75 LWT
82 POINT BEACH 1&2 125 125 R75 R125
83 POINT BEACH DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
84 PRAIRIE ISLAND 1&2 125 125 R125 R125
85 PRAIRIE ISLAND DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
86 QUAD CITIES 1 125 75 R125 LWT
87 RANCHO SECO 1 100 97 R125 R125
88 RANCHO SECO DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
89 RIVER BEND 1 125 125 R125 R125
90 ROBINSON 2 125 77 R75 R125
91 ROBINSON DRY STORAGE NA NA NA NA
92 SALEM 1 110 110 R125 R125
93 SALEM 2 110 110 R125 R125
94 SAN ONOFRE 1 105 70 R75 LWT
95 SAN ONOFRE 2 125 125 R125 R125
96 SAN ONOFRE 3 125 125 R125 R125
97 SEABROOK 1 125 125 R125 R125
98 SEQUOYAH 1 125 80 R125 R125
99 SHOREHAM 125 123 R75 LWT
100 SOUTH TEXAS 1 150 150 R125 R125
101 SOUTH TEXAS 2 150 150 R125 R125
102 ST LUCIE 1 105 25 R125 R125
103 ST LUCIE 2 150 100 R125 R125
104 SUMMER 1 125 125 R125 R125
105 SURRY 1&2 125 125 R125 R125
106 SURRY DRY STORAGE NA NA NA NA
107 SUSQUEHANNA 1-2 125 125 R125 R125
108 SUSQUEHANNA DRY STRG NA NA NA NA
109 THREE MILE ISLAND 1 110 110 R75 R125
110 TROJAN 125 100 R125 R125
111 TURKEY POINT 3 105 25 R125 R75
112 TURKEY POINT 4 105 25 R125 R75
113 VERMONT YANKEE 1 110 110 LWT LWT
114 VOGTLE 1-2 125 91 R125 R125
115 WASH NUCLEAR 2 125 125 R125 LWT
116 WATTS BAR 1&2 ND ND ND ND
117 WATERFORD 3 125 125 R125 LWT
118 WOLF CREEK 1 150 125 R125 R125
119 YANKEE-ROWE 1 75 37 R75 R125
120 ZION 1&2 125 110 R125 LWT
121 HANFORD SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
122 HANFORD SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
123 INEL SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
124 INEL SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
125 INEL SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
126 SAVANNAH RV SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
127 SAVANNAH RV SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
128 WEST VALLEY SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
129 WEST VALLEY SNF STRG ND ND ND ND
130 MORRIS 125 68 R125 R125
131 MORRIS 125 68 R125 R125
132 GENERAL ATOMICS ND ND ND ND
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Cask Loading Factors:
    CRD: design crane capacity (tons)
    CRD: operating crane capacity (tons)
    CDI: cask set-down (loading) diameter (max cask option)
    CLG: cask length (loading) req (max cask option)
Shipment Cask Options:
    R125: Large MPC for up to 21 PWR or 40 BWR
    R75: Small MPC for up to 12 PWR or 24 BWR
    LWT: Legal-weight truck casks.... GA-4/9 if avail, NLI-1/2 or NAC LWT otherwise

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