Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1997 International RERTR Meeting
THE UNITED STATES SPENT FUEL ACCEPTANCE POLICY
A YEAR IN REVIEW
By David G. Huizenga
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Nuclear Material and Facility Stabilization
Office of Environmental Management
United States Department of Energy
Through the combined efforts of the United States and many other nations participating in the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program, much progress has been made toward reducing the amount of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in international commerce. A little more than a year ago, the U.S. Department of Energy adopted a new 1 0-year policy to accept research reactor spent nuclear fuel into the United States from other nations. The policy supports U.S. nuclear weapons nonproliferation objectives and demonstrates the continued commitment of the U.S. to the RERTR program. This paper is a review of the past year's activities and addresses the progress made since the policy was implemented.
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Mr. David Huizenga
US Department of Energy, EM-60
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585, USA