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Accession Number PB2013-100755
Title Fuel Cycle Technologies Annual Review Meeting Transactions Report, November 8-10 2011.
Publication Date Nov 2011
Media Count 88p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract As the largest domestic source of low-carbon energy, nuclear power is making major contributions toward meeting our nation's current and future energy demands. The United States must continue to ensure improvements and access to this technology so we can meet our economic, environmental and energy security goals. We rely on nuclear energy because it provides a consistent, reliable and stable source of base load electricity with an excellent safety record in the United States. To support nuclear energy's continued and expanded role in our energy platform, therefore, the United States must continually improve its knowledge, technology, and policy in order to: Support the safe and secure use of nuclear energy and its associated technologies. Support transportation, storage and disposal of used nuclear fuel and associated wastes. Enhance the safety of nuclear energy and stored used nuclear fuel in response to extreme events (e.g., the events at Fukushima-Daiichi have raised calls to develop technologies that improve accident tolerance). Improve the long-term sustainability of nuclear energy.
Keywords Energy systems
Fuel cycle
Nuclear fuels
Radioactive waste management
Radioactive waste storage
Technology assessment
Waste disposal

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.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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