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September 14, 2021

ISP Receives License from NRC for a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility for Used Nuclear Fuel

Andrews, Texas – Interim Storage Partners today announced today that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its license for a proposed commercial consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) on September 13, 2021. The proposed facility would be located adjacent to Waste Control Specialists’ existing low-level nuclear materials disposal facility in Andrews County, Texas.

Interim Storage Partners, a joint venture of Orano USA and Waste Control Specialists, with additional support from technology provider NAC International, submitted a revised CISF license application to the NRC on June 8, 2018.

The NRC’s issuance of ISP’s CISF license provides federal authorization under the Atomic Energy Act to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel. This authorization is based upon the multi-year and thorough review and validation of the various scientific, engineering, environmental, safety, and economic assumptions, designs and plans set forth in the application. The extensive analyses concluded that this facility’s commercial interim storage and transport operations satisfy all environmental, health, and safety requirements without negative impact to nearby residents or existing industries.

The NRC SNM-2125 documents for ISP’s CISF license can be found at:


About Interim Storage Partners

Interim Storage Partners (ISP) is a joint venture combining the strengths of Orano’s decades of expertise in used nuclear fuel packaging, storage and transportation with WCS’ experience operating a unique facility serving both the commercial nuclear industry and the U.S. Department of Energy. Through a teaming agreement with NAC International, the ISP facility concept also includes the portfolio of dry fuel storage technology from this leading U.S. provider of used nuclear fuel storage and transportation.


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