Spent Fuel Storage at Each Site
Each Entergy Nuclear plant has an aggressive waste minimization program
designed to achieve the lowest category of hazardous waste production.
Additionally, most nuclear fuel loses about 50 percent of its radioactivity
within three months and about 80 percent after one year. The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission has determined that hazardous used fuel could be stored
at plant sites for 100 years without adverse health or safety consequences.
While spent fuel is currently being stored safely on-site, Entergy Nuclear
looks forward to the federal government's establishment of a permanent
disposal site. Meanwhile, standardized building procedures and new
technologies are reducing the cost and enhancing the attractiveness of nuclear
generation. Standard plans are producing more reliable and efficient plants
while new technology has the potential to make future plants even safer and