Location of Spent Fuel Storage Pool in LWRs

 

In US, a majority of nuclear power plants are PWR, while in Japan PWR and BWR are about equal in numbers.

 

Typical PWR Plant:

The spent fuel storage pool is partially under ground, or completely under ground.

 

 

 

 

Typical BWR plant:

The spent fuel storage pool is above ground.

 

 

 

 

 

References

http://www.energyjustice.net/files/nuclear/security/nasrptsfp5.pdf

http://www.safesecurevital.org/safe-secure-vital/spent-fuel.html

http://www.inesap.org/sites/default/files/inesap_old/bulletin22/bul22art30.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spent_fuel_