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The United States Foreign Research Reactor (FRR) Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Acceptance Program: 2007 Update
C. E. Messick, J. L.
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 will expire May 12, 2019, providing Foreign Research Reactors (FRRs) an opportunity to return fuel to the U. S. This paper provides a brief update on the program, now under the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) 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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- The United States
Foreign Research Reactor (FRR) Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF)
Acceptance Program: 2007 Update, C.E. Messick et al.
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Dr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas
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