May 26, 2020 – Office of Nuclear Energy
U.S. nuclear power plants generated a record 809 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2019. While our nation’s reactors create massive amounts of clean energy, they also produce spent or used nuclear fuel that is securely stored at 76 reactor and storage sites across the country.
Despite being safely transported in the United States for more than half a century, many still believe spent nuclear fuel (SNF) is too dangerous to transport. But, in reality, it’s a well-coordinated process with a great track record—and we have the facts to prove it.