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MAGNASTOR Performance Reaches New Heights with Record Setting 100th System Deployment

NORCROSS, GA — NAC International Inc. (NAC) is pleased to announce that on April 6, 2017, it completed the successful loading of its 100th MAGNASTOR system, reaching new heights in system maturity, reliability and performance to efficiently store commercial spent fuel. This milestone was achieved with the loading of the 13th MAGNASTOR system at the Kewaunee Power Station in Wisconsin, where MAGNASTOR systems are relied upon to accelerate defueling of the Kewaunee spent fuel pool as an important element of the plant decommissioning strategy. NAC is the full scope contractor to Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (Dominion) and leads a talented team which includes Westinghouse for cask loading operations. NAC is on track to complete the successful relocation of all spent fuel in 24 MAGNASTOR systems by June 2017.

DOE Concludes Successful Deployment of Dry Storage Casks for the Safe Storage of Vitrified High Level Waste at West Valley

NORCROSS, GA — NAC International Inc. (NAC) is pleased to announce the successful completion and safe deployment of 56 NAC-MPC cask systems at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) in West Valley, New York. A significant project milestone was achieved on November 17, 2016, with the placement of the last NAC-MPC system transferred to the newly built onsite dry storage facility. This project sets an industry record where multi-purpose canister based systems are relied upon to safely store vitrified high level waste (HLW) at a U.S. Department of Energy nuclear decommissioning project. A talented team, led by the site prime contractor, CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV), completed the safe loading of the 56 HLW canisters as part of the WVDP Phase I Decommissioning Project, which concluded with the successful relocation of HLW to the onsite dry storage facility.

NAC to Supply Technology Solution to Safely Package and Store Highly Radioactive Capsules at the DOE’s Hanford Site

NORCROSS, Ga. — NAC International Inc. (NAC) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M) for the supply of NAC-Multi-Purpose Canister (NAC-MPC) dry storage systems and specialized technology to safely package and store 1,936 radioactive capsules currently stored at the Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site in Washington State. The capsules contain radionuclides and wastes generated during the chemical processing of defense fuel at the Hanford Site. CH2M is DOE’s prime contractor for the safe, environmental cleanup of the Central Plateau at the DOE’s Hanford Site, including management of the WESF. DOE currently plans to implement on-site extended storage of the WESF capsules relying on commercially available dry storage technology and best industry practices.

West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Construction of Vertical Storage Casks Completion Goal Met!

Working with and supporting CH2M Hill BWXT West Valley LLC, NAC and its team including NAES Constructors and local craft, Peterson Industries, and Lift Systems partnered with the project team to successfully complete a major goal of the project - to safely complete the constructions of 56 Vertical Storage Casks in support of the Phase 1 Facility Decommissioning Plan of the facility.

WCS, NAC and AREVA Team Advances Used Fuel Consolidated Interim Storage Facility with Submittal of Formal License Application

Washington, D.C., April 28, 2016 – Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a license to construct and operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel and reactor generated Greater-Than-Class-C wastes today. The filing comes after a year of pre-application meetings with NRC and maintains the timeline WCS outlined in February 2015.