December 3, 2003
Norcross, Georgia — NAC International (NAC) has completed delivery ahead of schedule of the final set of UMS transportable storage canisters to the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company’s Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at the Maine Yankee plant site. This essentially completes NAC’s hardware delivery commitments to Maine Yankee, and paves the way for the final transfer of all spent fuel from the plant’s spent fuel pool into dry storage at the ISFSI using NAC’s UMS system. "The last phases of this project, as we moved toward completion, have demonstrated the resolve and determination of both Maine Yankee and NAC to meet our mutual and collective objectives. It has been a significant undertaking by both parties, in that a challenging schedule was established in February for completion and we have actually accomplished our objectives ahead of that schedule," said Pete Walier, NAC President & CEO.

The Maine Yankee plant is in the process of completing final decommissioning, after the plant’s permanent shutdown in 1997. Following placement of all spent fuel into dry storage, the remainder of the plant will be decommissioned. The Maine Yankee ISFSI will then be the largest ISFSI at any U.S. decommissioned nuclear power plant, having 64 of NAC’s UMS multipurpose systems stored therein.

NAC’s contract with Maine Yankee has included the design, licensing, fabrication, construction, and operational support for 64 UMS systems and two transfer cask systems, together with a large array of other ancillary equipment. Ionics, Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Hi Tech Manufacturing of Greensboro, North Carolina, have been major fabrication suppliers to NAC during the performance of the work scope.

Since 1968, NAC has been a leader in providing solutions and services to the nuclear industry throughout the world, working with both government and commercial organizations. NAC specializes in nuclear fuel transport, spent fuel management technology, fuel cycle consulting, and information technology. The company’s Atlanta Corporate Headquarters is located in Norcross, Georgia, with offices in Washington, D.C.; Moscow; London; Tokyo; San Jose, California; and Aiken, South Carolina.