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The US Navy (US Navy) and the US Department of Energy (DoE) are planning to build a nuclear fuel handling facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the US.
The project involves the construction of a nuclear fuel handling facility. It includes the construction of storage facilities, processing units, distribution units and related infrastructure, and the installation of equipment and safety systems.
US Navy and DoE are considering three alternatives for the development of the project: the first alternative includes undertaking preventative and corrective maintenance of the facility, the second includes the upgrade to the current facility, and the third includes the construction of a new facility.
In August 2015, US Navy and DoE held public consultation on draft environmental impact statement of the project.
In January 2017, DoE completed work on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project.
On August 10, 2017, Ground breaking ceremony was held on the project.
Planning activities on the project are underway. Site preparation works are scheduled to begin 2017 with main construction works in 2019 and will be completed by the fourth quarter of 2024.
The project involves the construction of a nuclear fuel handling facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the US.
The US$1,650 million project includes the following: