December 5, 2016
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.

In 2012, CHBWV awarded a contract to NAC for the supply of its transportable NAC-MPC dry storage systems and related engineering services required to implement HLW dry storage at the WVDP. According to an earlier DOE announcement, this was the first time in U.S. history that HLW was placed in long-term, outdoor storage. “NAC is proud to support this first-time implementation of its commercially available dry storage technology for the interim storage of HLW at a DOE site, and we congratulate the West Valley team for successful completion of this significant milestone,” said Kent Cole, NAC President and CEO. “This achievement demonstrates the collaboration of all the parties involved to safely and efficiently implement a state of the art dry storage system that also enables efficient future transportation of the high level waste offsite for final disposition.”

The selection of the NAC-MPC system for this project reflects DOE’s recognition of NAC’s knowledge and experience in providing industry-leading technology and efficient solutions for decommissioning nuclear sites. The NAC technology chosen for this project leverages the value of commercial spent nuclear fuel dry storage technology to provide safe, secure and efficient high level waste management. With a historical market share of more than 57% of US dry storage systems deployed at commercial nuclear power plant decommissioning projects, NAC is the leading provider of casks and transfer systems to enable successful nuclear facility de-inventory campaigns. This experience includes cask solutions at six commercial nuclear decommissioning projects, and the packaging and transport of used fuel and experimental materials from various research and test reactors and DOE facilities.

NAC’s transportable spent fuel storage technologies are among the most widely deployed multipurpose canister systems in the United States. To date, 627 NAC systems have been ordered, and 532 have been fabricated, constructed, and delivered to commercial operating or decommissioned nuclear plants. NAC is a diversified company specializing in nuclear fuel transport, used fuel management technology and fuel cycle consulting. Since 1968, NAC has been a global leader in providing solutions and services to the nuclear industry, working with both government and commercial organizations. NAC maintains its corporate headquarters in Norcross, GA and a UK-registered branch office in London. NAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Zosen Corporation, a global leader in design and construction of environmental systems, industrial plants, industrial machinery, process equipment, infrastructure-related equipment, disaster prevention systems, and precision machinery.