Transnuclear will build the casks at its newly acquired North Carolina-based fabricator, Columbiana Hi Tech LLC. The casks can store up to 61 used fuel assemblies from a boiling water reactor and can be safely stored in the NUHOMS horizontal storage modules or the vertical TN-NOVA overpack.
The first four canisters will be delivered in 2014, with the remaining four delivered in 2015.
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