April 22, 2019
PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA – NAC International Inc. (NAC) announced today that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued license approval on April 5 for the company’s latest nuclear materials transportation package design, the MAGNATRAN® Transport Cask, designed for off-site transportation of commercial used nuclear fuel.

“License approval of the MAGNATRAN transport cask is a tremendous achievement, and NAC is proud of this key accomplishment,” said Kent Cole, NAC President and CEO. “MAGNATRAN will provide NAC customers the flexibility and opportunity to transport dry storage systems from their sites when that activity commences. This certification represents the hard work of the entire NAC team.”

The MAGNATRAN transport cask is the transportation package specially designed for integration with NAC’s ultra-high capacity MAGNASTOR® dry storage canister (TSC) system. MAGNATRAN’s robust design is based on previously-certified and proven NAC transportation casks and is enhanced with improvements that support the higher heat loads associated with the MAGNASTOR TSCs. Key dimensions are similar to those of earlier designs.

MAGNATRAN provides the last element required for any away-from-generating-site used fuel management strategy, supporting the safe transport of used fuel away from on-site independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSI) to an off-site interim storage facility or a permanent repository.

The USNRC 10 CFR 71 transport certificate of compliance for MAGNATRAN is No. 71-9356.

About NAC International
NAC is a diversified company specializing in developing technology and providing full scope services for used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste packaging, storage, transport and management. 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 has been contracted to supply more than 680 used fuel dry storage cask systems worldwide and has completed more than 3,750 used fuel shipments. NAC provides a broad range of fuel cycle-related consulting services to clients worldwide. NAC maintains its corporate headquarters in Peachtree Corners, GA. 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.