CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 28, 2016 – With support from AREVA, Waste Control
Specialists LLC (WCS) today submitted a license application to the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) 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
United States is vital to sustaining and advancing nuclear energy,” said Greg
Vesey, senior vice president of AREVA TN Americas. “The CISF is an important
part of meeting this goal. Working with our partners, WCS and subcontractor NAC
International, we are proud to reach this regulatory milestone in the project’s
AREVA signed an agreement with WCS in early 2015 to assist with the license
application and environmental report for the facility. WCS submitted its license
application on time, following a year of pre-application meetings with the NRC.
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. WCS expects
the CISF to be operational by 2021.
Press contact: Denise Woernle
AREVA Inc. North America