Morris Operation

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The Morris Operation in Grundy County, Illinois, United States, is the location of a de facto high-level radioactive waste storage site in the United States and holds 772 tons of spent nuclear fuel.[1] It is owned by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and located near the city of Morris.[2] The site is located immediately southwest of Dresden Generating Station. Spent nuclear fuel assemblies are stored at this away-from-reactor, Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) in a spent fuel storage pool.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Nuclear Energy Information Service. "“NUCLEAR ILLINOIS” FACTS", Nuclear Energy Information Service, 04/09
  2. ^ GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. "Application for Importation of LLRW into the Texas Waste Disposal Compact", Anthony E. McFadden, May 29, 2014
  3. ^ Energy Information Administration. "Spent Nuclear Fuel Discharges from U. S. Reactors 1993", Energy Information Administration, February 1995
  4. ^ Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "General Electric Company; Morris Operation Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Notice of Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Special Nuclear Material License and Conforming Amendment and Opportunity for a Hearing", Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 04/10/2007
  5. ^ Congressional Research Service. "Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Locations and Inventory", Anthony Andrews, December 21, 2004

Coordinates: 41°22′51.9″N 88°16′37.1″W / 41.381083°N 88.276972°W / 41.381083; -88.276972