Container for a spent fuel basket
Baskets previously used to store spent fuel assemblies ipools adjacent to reactors are placed in a 40 m3 container, which when full weighs around 30 tonnes. This operation is performed at the power plant in preparation for transport. Furthermore, the basket's structure is strengthened for the transport operation, enabling it to withstand the additional pressure when the container is filled with cement, in a final pouring operation performed in the disposal cell.
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