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This study investigates the feasibility of an industrywide monitoring program for spent fuel pools at nuclear plants. It identifies the components for such a program, collects and analyzes preliminary data for these components, and develops timelines for implementation.
BORAL® is a ceramic-metal material commonly used as a neutron absorber in spent fuel pools in nuclear plants. To assess whether degradation of these panels presents safety concerns, this study examined the condition of BORAL® neutron absorber panels used for 20 years in the spent fuel pool of the decommissioned Zion Nuclear Power Station.