Chapter 28
Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant


The Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant (BNFP), located in Barnwell, South Carolina, on a 1622 acre property about five miles southeast of the Savannah River site, was built in the early 1970s to reprocess spent nuclear fuel from commercial power reactors but was never used for this purpose. However, extensive testing used natural uranium as a surrogate material, and research and development work in the laboratories used plutonium and other transuranics (TRU).

  • 28.1 Introduction
  • 28.2 Decommissioning Planning
  • 28.3 Characterization
  • 28.4 Decommissioning Actions
  • 28.5 Unique Issues
  • 28.6 Outcome and Lessons Learned

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