May 27, 2004
Norcross, Georgia — NAC International (NAC) has recognized a significant milestone this month in the loading of the one-hundredth multipurpose canister system of its UMS and MPC technologies. Fittingly, the 99th and 100th systems were loaded at almost the same time, with a UMS system loaded at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station and an MPC system loaded at the decommissioned Connecticut Yankee plant. NAC is the first cask supplier to achieve this “First Century” loading mark for concrete-based multipurpose canister systems (MCS).

“NAC is very pleased with the rate and record of deployment for the UMS and MPC systems at our customers’ plants. We have learned many lessons from this truly extraordinary growth in systems deployed over the last 3 years, and it is time for these lessons to be incorporated into a new generation of technology to assure that NAC’s MCS systems continue to represent the best value in dry spent fuel storage for our customers,” commented Peter Walier, NAC President & CEO. NAC anticipates the submittal of a license application to the U.S. NRC for an advanced MCS design during the summer.

NAC's UMS and MPC dry storage technologies have been most successful in serving the needs of the nuclear industry as the requirements for expanded spent fuel storage have escalated. Currently, 224 UMS and MPC dry multipurpose storage systems have been ordered, with more than 180 of these delivered and constructed, and 100 loaded for storage. By the end of 2004, NAC anticipates that more than 140 UMS and MPC systems will be loaded. Since the 1980’s, NAC has been involved in the design, licensing, fabrication and delivery of more than 235 spent fuel storage and transport systems, both domestically and internationally, in addition to hundreds of specialized spent fuel canisters and baskets for its transport cask fleet to support worldwide shipment of spent fuel.

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, and fuel cycle consulting. The company’s Atlanta Corporate Headquarters is located in Norcross, Georgia, with offices in Washington, D.C.; Moscow; London; Tokyo; and Aiken, South Carolina.