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The United States Foreign Research Reactor (FRR) Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Acceptance Program: 2006 Update

C.E. Messick, J. L. Taylor
Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel Acceptance Program
U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. 20585-United States of America


The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE), in consultation with the Department of State, adopted the Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel in May 1996. The policy has been extended to expire May 12, 2016 providing an additional 10 years to return fuel to the U. S. and the program has transitioned to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). This paper provides a brief update on the program and discusses program initiatives and future activities. The goal of the program continues to be recovery of nuclear materials, which could otherwise be used in weapons, while assisting other countries to enjoy the benefits of nuclear technology. NNSA is seeking feedback from research reactor (RR) operators to help us understand ways to include eligible RRs who have not yet participated in the program.


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