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Orano TN Selected for Final Used Fuel Transfer to Dry Storage at OPPD Fort Calhoun Station

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May 16, 2018

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Ft. Calhoun Station. Source: OPPD

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2018

Orano TN, the Orano subsidiary providing used fuel management services, has been selected by the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) for the final offload of its used fuel pool at Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) in Nebraska.

In this “pool-to-pad” operation, Orano TN will offload 944 used fuel assemblies and control components from the FCS pool into Orano TN’s NUHOMS® 32PT dry storage canisters and securely store the canisters inside 30 NUHOMS® horizontal storage modules at the onsite FCS Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI).

The proven NUHOMS® 32PT system is already in use at FCS, and is licensed for onsite storage and offsite transportation, which minimizes risks and provides for effective and long-term management of the ISFSI.

“We are proud to continue our nearly 15-year trusted relationship with OPPD and the Omaha community,” said Greg Vesey, Senior Vice President of Orano TN. “As before, our commitment is to transfer the used fuel to the ISFSI in a safe, accelerated and cost-effective manner.”

Orano TN’s NUHOMS® systems have securely stored used nuclear fuel in the United States for more than two decades, with installations at 33 sites around the country.  

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Orano USA, a subsidiary of the global company Orano, is a leading technology and services provider for decommissioning shutdown nuclear energy facilities, used fuel management, federal site cleanup and closure, and the sale of uranium, conversion, and enrichment services to the U.S. commercial and federal markets. With its parent company Orano, Orano USA has more than 30 years’ experience in decontaminating and dismantling nuclear facilities, and more than 50 years’ experience securely transporting and storing used nuclear fuel. Prior to January 2018, Orano USA was AREVA Nuclear Materials. Learn more on our website and @Orano_usa.

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