Used Nuclear Fuel Management in the U.S.
The seminar will provide a brief history of nuclear waste management in the U.S. since the inception of nuclear power through the present. The impacts of the decision to no longer pursue development of the Yucca Mountain geologic repository will be discussed.
The recommendations made by the Blue Ribbon Commission for Americas Nuclear Future will be summarized and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) strategy for managing used nuclear fuel going forward will be presented. On-going activities in the DOE's Used Fuel Disposition Research and Development Campaign and Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Planning Project will be described.