Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1996 International RERTR Meeting
PLANS AND STATUS FOR ACCEPTING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL
FROM FOREIGN RESEARCH REACTORS
Abe Zeitoun, John Williams, and Keith Brown
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
20201 Century Boulevard
Germantown, Maryland 20874 USA
Office of Spent Fuel Management
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585 USA
In May 1996, the Department of Energy, acting with the cooperation of the Department of State, announced adoption of a policy that will have a significant influence on international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. This policy is concerned with the management of spent nuclear fuel from foreign research reactors. Spent nuclear fuel, unirradiated fuel, and target material accepted under the policy must contain uranium enriched in the U.S. Although such spent fuel will comprise a relatively small part of the Department of Energy's (the Department's) overall inventory of spent nuclear fuel, the policy invokes actions that provide a cornerstone of U.S. nonproliferation activities. Implementation of this policy is now underway. This paper describes the Department's implementation strategy with the emphasis on those actions that will affect foreign research reactor operators.
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Mr. Abe Zeitoun
Science Applications International Corp.
20201 Century Blvd.
Germantown, MD 20874 USA