Spent nuclear fuel canisters vulnerable to failure as they age — nuclear-news

Premature failure of U.S. spent nuclear fuel storage canisters, San Onofre Safety.org, by Donna Gilmore “……Stainless Steel Dry Canister Problems Darrell Dunn, an NRC materials engineer, stated stainless steel dry storage canisters are vulnerable to failure within about 25 – 42 years. If any of the fuel cladding in the canister fails, there is no protective barrier and […]

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