Safe Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel Assessment at the Hanford Site

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), conducted an assessment at the Hanford Site to verify that effective nuclear safety programs and controls are in place to ensure the safe interim storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) until it can be dispositioned, which could potentially be beyond the design life of the storage facilities and containers.