Test Reactor Cask Implementation
CX(s) Applied: B2.5
Office(s): Idaho Operations Office, Nuclear Energy
This proposed action is a process and facility modification. The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) uses the Naval Reactors (NR) Casks to transport test trains between the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) Expended Core Facility and the ATR. The NR Casks, however, are approaching the end of their design life. In 1997, Bettis initiated a contract for construction of the NR Cask replacement, the Test Reactor Cask (TRC). The TRC is a revised and updated design of the NR cask and will be more robust structurally and provide more shielding than the current NR Casks. Construction of two TRCs is nearly finished and the INL must now modify the ATR facility and update ATR safety analyses/procedures to support use of the new casks. Replacement of the NR casks with the new TRCs is necessary to continue the transport and handling of NR in-pile loop experiments and maintain a long term working partnership between ATR and NRF. This environmental checklist addresses preparation of the ATR facility to receive and manage the new TRCs.