August 6, 2003
Norcross, Georgia —NAC International (NAC) recently completed significant upgrades to its transportation program’s capabilities, equipment and procedures to make it ICM (interim compensatory measure) compliant. The modifications were necessary to meet more stringent requirements imposed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for transport of spent nuclear fuel following the September 11, 2001, attacks.

NAC took measures to test its advanced capabilities during a trial shipment of spent nuclear fuel in early 2003. The shipment was the first involving spent nuclear fuel to transit New York City in more than 15 years and demonstrated all of the enhanced security measures demanded by the ICMs. NAC’s physical upgrades, processes and procedures were then subjected to NRC review.

The 24-hour transportation center at NAC Corporate Headquarters near Atlanta was the focus of many of the upgrades, including installation of additional hardware, significant procedural expansion, and training of key personnel.

While the exact nature of the upgrades are safeguarded information, the validations performed by NAC of its capabilities leave it in a position to continue its outstanding support for the transportation requirements of its customers.

NAC owns a fleet of 15 casks licensed for transportation of spent fuel and high-level waste. In its 30-plus years, NAC has safely completed over 3,600 shipments encompassing over 6 million miles both internationally and domestically. International high security shipments have originated in Iraq, the Republic of Georgia, Romania and the South China Seas.

Since September 11, 2001, the NRC has taken additional steps to protect the public by heightening security and taking new and increased measures to protect sensitive nuclear information and spent fuel transportation.

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, Ga., with offices in Washington, D.C.; Moscow; London; Tokyo; San Jose, Ca.; and Aiken, S.C.