Interim Dry Storage of Irradiated Fuel
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This is the second edition of CSA N292.2, Interim dry storage of irradiated fuel. It supersedes the previous edition published in 1996.
This Standard is part of a series of Standards on radioactive waste management. It provides life-cycle requirements for the interim dry storage of irradiated fuel and covers site selection, design, quality assurance, commissioning, operation, safety, and decommissioning.
This Standard applies to interim dry storage systems for irradiated fuel.
This Standard specifies requirements for the site selection, design, construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning of dry storage systems. Dry storage systems include all facilities, structures, support services, and equipment required for
(a) transferring irradiated fuel
(i) from wet storage to dry storage containers; and
(ii) to a dry storage facility;
(b) container processing;
(c) storage of irradiated fuel;
(e) retrieval of irradiated fuel from dry storage; and
(f) decommissioning planning.
This Standard specifies safety and security requirements for dry storage systems.
This Standard specifies requirements for management systems, including those for quality assurance, environmental management, aging management, and decommissioning planning.
This Standard does not specify requirements for the handling, packaging, or transfer of irradiated fuel for off-site transportation to centralized storage and/or disposal.
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