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An International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility: by Glenn E. Schweitzer and A. Chelsea Sharber, Editors

By Glenn E. Schweitzer and A. Chelsea Sharber, Editors

As a part of a long-standing collaboration on nuclear nonproliferation, the nationwide Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences held a joint workshop in Moscow in 2003 at the medical points of a world radioactive disposal website in Russia. The passage of Russian legislation allowing the importation and garage of high-level radioactive fabric (primarily spent nuclear gas from reactors) has engendered curiosity from a couple of overseas governments, together with the united states, in exploring the opportunity of shifting fabric to Russia on a short lived or everlasting foundation. The workshop fascinated by the environmental features of the final place and features of a potential garage web site, transportation to and in the website, packing containers for transportation and garage, stock and responsibility, audits and inspections, and dealing with applied sciences.

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Let us recall that the share of electricity produced by the nuclear power sector now totals 16 percent, and the majority of representatives of this industry express optimistic views regarding the long-term prospects for its development. It is noted that no substantial growth should be anticipated in the next 10–20 years. The most typical view is as follows: Hydrocarbon fuel will serve as the main source of energy in the coming decades because the entire current world infrastructure for energy production and consumption is based on this type of fuel.

S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) eventually disregarded the report, the report did introduce the issues to a wide audience, including many in Congress who had been unaware of the issues. It may eventually be used in court. In 1996 the National Research Council published a large report, Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutations (the STATS report),5 which addressed whether science and technology could avert the need for a longterm geologic repository. The report recommended that DOE continue to develop a repository for spent nuclear fuel, since no science and technology concept would eliminate that need; that retrievability in the repository should be on the order of 100 years; and that research and development should continue on science and technology concepts.

This goal will also address the reduction of the long-term proliferation threat posed by plutonium contained in spent fuel. S. Congress by the period 2007– 2010 about the need for a second repository. • Research the extraction of unspent energy from the reactor waste. The transmutation of plutonium and the minor actinides could provide a 25 percent increase in the energy extracted from reactor fuel compared to the current oncethrough cycle used in the United States. • Continue with the development of the Uranium Extraction (UREX) and UREX+ separations technologies.

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