WIEB Webinar: Priority Considerations for the Transport of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel in the U.S.

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) – Stanford University 2019 Summer Interns hosted a webinar presenting the culmination of their work on analysis of shipping priorities for transporting commercial spent nuclear fuel in the United States. The interns analyzed spent nuclear fuel data collected by the Energy Information Administration from utilities who operate nuclear power reactors, and developed priority shipping orders for storage casks based on the age of the fuel assemblies in the casks and the sites where the casks are located. This work can inform refinement of the WIEB High Level Radioactive Waste Committee’s “Ship Oldest Fuel First” transportation policy. In the webinar the interns presented their data analysis and priority shipping scenarios for commercial spent nuclear fuel in the U.S.

The WIEB – Stanford University 2019 Summer Interns were:

  • Chengliang Fan, M.S. candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering: Atmosphere and Energy, Class of 2020
  • Tristan Krueger, B.A.S. candidate in Computer Science and English, Class of 2020

The WIEB – Stanford University Summer Internship is a collaboration between WIEB and multiple Stanford programs including the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Bill Lane Center for the American West, the Haas Center for Public Service, and the Stanford in Government Summer Fellowships program.

A copy of the slides is available HERE.