This standard is intended to be used by the owner and operator of a dry storage-type independent spent fuel storage installation in specifying the design requirements and by the designer in meeting the minimum requirements of such installations.
The standard includes requirements for the following: the design of major buildings and structures, shipping cask unloading and handling facilities, cask decontamination, loading and unloading areas, spent fuel storage areas and racks, fuel handling equipment, radiation shielding, special equipment and area layout configurations, air or gas quality, storage area integrity, air or gas cleanup, fuel inspection, ventilation, residual heat removal, radiation monitoring, prevention of criticality, radwaste control and monitoring systems, provisions to facilitate decommissioning, quality assurance, materials accountability, and physical security. This standard continues the set of American National Standards on spent fuel storage. Similar standards are:
(1) Design Requirements for Light Water Reactor Spent Fuel Storage Facilities at Nuclear Power Plants, ANSI/ANS-57-2-1983 (1).
(2) Design Criteria for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (Water Pool Type), ANSI/ANS-57.7-1988 (2);
(3) Guidelines for Establishing Site-Related Parameters for Site Selection and Design of an independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (Water Pool Type), ANSI/ANS-2.19-1988(R1990) (3); and
(4) Design Criteria for Consolidation of LWR-Spent Fuel, ANSI/ANS-57.10-1987 (4).