Interim dry storage of irradiated fuel
This Standard applies to interim dry storage systems for irradiated fuel.
This Standard specifies requirements for the site selection, design, construction, commissioning,
operation, and decommissioning of dry storage systems. Dry storage systems include all facilities,
structures, support services, and equipment required for
(a) transferring irradiated fuel
(i) from wet storage to dry storage containers; and
(ii) to a dry storage facility;
(b) container processing;
(c) storage of irradiated fuel;
(e) retrieval of irradiated fuel from dry storage; and
(f) decommissioning planning.
This Standard specifies safety and security requirements for dry storage systems.
This Standard specifies requirements for management systems, including those for quality assurance,
environmental management, aging management, and decommissioning planning.
This Standard does not specify requirements for the handling, packaging, or transfer of irradiated fuel for
off-site transportation to centralized storage and/or disposal.
In CSA Standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to
satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which
is advised but not required; "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the
limits of the standard; and "can" is used to express possibility or capability. Notes accompanying clauses
do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is
to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered
part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative
(mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.