AREVA TN signed a support services agreement with Waste Control Specialists, LLC (WCS), which will provide access to storage and support services for the TN RAM Cask and associated equipment. With this agreement, AREVA TN will provide its U.S. nuclear utility customers with greater flexibility for the safe disposal of low-level waste.
WCS operates a state-of-the-art facility in Andrews, Texas, and will provide AREVA TN’s customers with storage, processing and disposal of certain radioactive materials. AREVA TN will begin using the WCS services in February for Vermont Yankee’s fuel pool cleanup project.
“This agreement with WCS is a vital component of AREVA TN’s new RAM Cask PLUS program, which offers cost-effective, turnkey irradiated waste processing, disposal containers, packaging and transport services for our customers,” said Mike McMahon, senior vice president of AREVA TN. “Our partnership with WCS will ensure safe and streamlined waste disposal services for U.S. nuclear plants.”
AREVA TN’s RAM Cask PLUS is a new package of services that includes the handling and processing of non-fuel, irradiated waste for U.S. nuclear plants. The strategic partnership between AREVA TN and WCS combines the advanced capabilities of the TN RAM cask and state-of-the-art processing equipment to meet client needs. The processing equipment is designed to meet nuclear power plant seismic requirements and is ALARA compliant.