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Accession Number DE2012-1042572
Title Used Fuel Disposition Campaign International Activities Implementation Plan.
Publication Date Jun 2011
Media Count 15p
Personal Author W. M. Nutt
Abstract The management of used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste is required for any country using nuclear energy. This includes the storage, transportation, and disposal of low and intermediate level waste (LILW), used nuclear fuel (UNF), and high level waste (HLW). The Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Office of Fuel Cycle Technology (FCT), is responsible for conducting research and development pertaining to the management of these materials in the U.S. Cooperation and collaboration with other countries would be beneficial to both the U.S. and other countries through information exchange and a broader participation of experts in the field. U.S. participation in international UNF and HLW exchanges leads to safe management of nuclear materials, increased security through global oversight, and protection of the environment worldwide. Such interactions offer the opportunity to develop consensus on policy, scientific, and technical approaches. Dialogue to address common technical issues helps develop an internationally recognized foundation of sound science, benefiting the U.S. and participating countries. The UNF and HLW management programs in nuclear countries are at different levels of maturity. All countries utilizing nuclear power must store UNF, mostly in wet storage, and HLW for those countries that reprocess UNF. Several countries either utilize or plan to utilize dry storage systems for UNF, perhaps for long periods of time (several decades). Geologic disposal programs are at various different states, ranging from essentially 'no progress' to selected sites and pending license applications to regulators.
Keywords Bilateral agreements
Dry storage
Fuel cycle
License applications
Nuclear energy
Nuclear fuels
Nuclear power
Radioactive waste management
Radioactive wastes
Spent fuels
Waste disposal
Wet storage

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77I - Reactor Fuels & Fuel Processing
77G - Radioactive Wastes & Radioactivity
Corporate Author Argonne National Lab., IL. Nuclear Engineering Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-AC02-06CH11357

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