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Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste 3

The Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste is a framework for moving toward a sustainable program to deploy an integrated system capable of transporting, storing, and disposing of used nuclear fuel1 and high-level radioactive waste from civilian nuclear power generation, defense, national security and other activities.


Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Congressional Research Service prepared a report in August titled "Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal." It contains a summary of the radioactive waste management program, and includes an update with recent developments on YM licensing, consent based siting, legislation, volunteer private storage sites, and current policy.


Disposal Concepts/Thermal Load Management (FY11/12 Summary Report)

This report is part of study to identify reference geologic disposal concepts for generic studies in the Used Fuel Disposition R&D Campaign. This report summarizes the work on both enclosed and open modes, which has been expanded to include thermal analysis of open modes, a range of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) burnup, additional disposal system description, and cost estimation.


Assessment of Disposal Options for DOE-Managed High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel

This report was prepared for the Secretary of Energy by a team of federal and contractor
personnel led by the Department’s Office of Nuclear Energy. The report assesses the technical
options for the permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel
(SNF) managed by the Department of Energy. Specifically, it considers whether DOE-managed HLW and
SNF should be disposed of with commercial SNF and HLW in one geologic repository or whether there


Radioactive Waste Management Programmes in OECD/NEA Member Countries: Sweden

Summary of radioactive waste and management programs in Sweden, including national nuclear energy context; sources, types, and quantities of waste; radioactive waste management policies and programs; research and development; decommissioning and dismantling policies and projects; transport; authorities and implementing organizations; financing; and public information.

A Site is Selected

Web page from SKB's website (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company), announcing that it has selected Forsmark, in the municipality of Östhammar, as the site for the final repository for Sweden's spent nuclear fuel.