The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has its eyes on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which plans to transfer 464,000 gallons of fuel stored in a pool at Rancho Seco in August to a dry storage area less than a quarter-mile away.
Moving the spent fuel into dry storage is a temporary move as SMUD waits for authorization to move the nuclear fuel to a permanent storage site. That wont happen until about 2013, said Steve Redeker, who is in charge of decommissioning Rancho Seco, located on Highway 104 about 15 miles northeast of Galt.
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