Independent Assessment of Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel at the Idaho Cleanup Project
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of nuclear safety programs and controls implemented to ensure the safe interim storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) at the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP). The assessment, conducted in October 2022, focused on the SNF that is in a dry storage configuration at three Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) facilities at ICP: CPP-603 Irradiated Fuel Storage Facility, CPP-749 Underground Fuel Storage Facility, and CPP-2707 Outdoor Fuel Storage Facility. The INTEC facilities are managed and operated by Idaho Environmental Coalition, LLC (IEC) for the Office of Environmental Management and overseen by the DOE Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). EA also reviewed the effectiveness of DOE-ID oversight of the SNF activities at INTEC.