With support from AREVA, Waste Control Specialists (WCS) LLC on April 28 submitted a license application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a consolidated interim-storage facility in Andrews County, Texas. The proposed facility is designed to store used nuclear fuel and other waste generated at nuclear-energy facilities. “Establishing an economically viable solution for used fuel management in the U.S. is vital to sustaining and advancing nuclear energy,” said Greg Vesey, senior vice president of AREVA TN Americas. AREVA signed an agreement with WCS. In its application, the company proposed an initial 40-year license for the facility, which is designed to store 40,000 metric tons of used nuclear fuel.
New Waste-Storage Facility Planned for Texas
May 4, 2016