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Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy Research and Development Activities on the Disposition of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel in Dual-Purpose Canisters (February 2024)

The report is a product of the Board’s multi-year review of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) research and development activities related to the disposition of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) stored inside U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved dry-storage casks at independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSIs). The Board’s observations, findings, and recommendations are presented in this report to Congress and the Secretary of Energy.