The General Electric Company built a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at Morris,
Illinois, near the Dresden Nuclear Power Station. The plant was expected to reprocess 3
MTU per day. When the G.E.-Morris plant was in its final testing in 1975, the company
determined that its performance would not be acceptable Without extensive modifications.
The request for a reprocessing plant operating licence was withdrawn and the plant was
licensed only to possess the spent nuclear fuel that it Was under contract to reprocess. After
modifying the storage system in its below-grade pool to hold more spent fuel, G.E.-Morris
has received and stores 700 MTU of spent fuel for various owners.
[Source: National Research Council Committee on the Safety and Security of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF COMMERCIAL SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL STORAGE, Public Report, 2006, p. 102]