Spent nuclear fuel throughout US stored by state

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 6:48 PM
Spent nuclear fuel throughout US stored by state

Tons of highly-radioactive spent fuel are being stored at U.S. nuclear reactor sites. The Associated Press analyzed state-by-state data that nuclear power plants voluntarily report annually to the Nuclear Energy Institute, an industry and lobbying group. The NEI would not make available the amount of spent fuel at individual power plants. Here is a breakdown, by tons, in spent fuel pools, in dry cask storage and total for individual states (some numbers are rounded):

Spent Dry Cask Total

State Fuel Pool Storage Storage

Alabama 2756 539 3295

Arizona 1330 941 2272

Arkansas 592 796 1388

California 2180 956 3136

Colorado 0 28 28

Connecticut 1515 676 2190

Florida 3002 197 3199

Georgia 2174 571 2745

Idaho 68 89 158

Illinois 8300 1001 9301

Iowa 345 120 465

Kansas 669 0 669

Louisiana 1128 203 1330

Maine 0 597 597

Maryland 588 844 1432

Massachusetts 567 134 701

Michigan 2293 503 2795

Minnesota 700 579 1279

Mississippi 685 158 842

Missouri 707 0 707

Nebraska 724 200 924

New Hampshire 460 103 562

New Jersey 2226 502 2727

New York 3345 454 3800

North Carolina 3248 546 3794

Ohio 1136 37 1174

Oregon 0 380 380

Pennsylvania 4936 1510 6446

South Carolina 2541 1749 4290

Tennessee 1274 373 1647

Texas 2178 0 2178

Vermont 594 68 662

Virginia 1105 1533 2638

Washington 302 371 674

Wisconsin 1030 408 1437

National Total 54696 17166 71862