US Navy to Send USS Enterprise’s Fuel to Idaho
The US Navy is going to send spent nuclear fuel from the USS Enterprise, that is being decommissioned, to Idaho for study and storage, reports the Seattletimes.com citing a Navy spokesman.
The fuel will arrive at the Naval Reactors Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory in 2015.
The Navy spokesman said the spent nuclear fuel, once in Idaho, will be examined to help with future reactor design research before being placed in storage.
The USS Enterprise will be decommissioned on December 1.
You can read more about the USS Enterprise’s decommissioning following the link.
Naval Today Staff, November 12, 2012; Image: US Navy