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NRC Issues Draft Generic Letter Regarding Degradation of Neutron Absorbing Materials in the Spent Fuel Pool

The NRC is requesting comment on a draft generic letter addressing the degradation of neutron-absorbing materials in the spent fuel pool.  The NRC has determined that it is necessary to obtain plant-specific information requested in the draft generic letter so that the NRC can determine if the degradation of the neutron-absorbing materials in the SFP is being managed to maintain reasonable assurance that the materials are capable of performing their intended safety function, and if the licensees are in compliance with the regulations.  Comments are due on May 12, 2014.

To access the Federal Register notice, click here.

To access the draft generic letter, click here