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International Fuel Cycle Strategies (FC)


As part of the solution to climate change, more countries are considering nuclear power – but along with the benefits of peaceful uses of nuclear energy come significant challenges. Because of their dual-use nature, nuclear power programs can be used as a cover for weapons programs. They also can drive a buildup of fissile material inventories, the spread of uranium enrichment capabilities, and the accumulation of spent nuclear fuel.

We are working with governments and organizations globally to develop practical solutions, including steps to adopt new approaches for monitoring and verification; creating regional partnerships to address proliferation risks while supporting a sustainable commercial fuel market; and developing ways to better manage the siting, storage, and disposal of spent fuel.

Our projects include:

  • Partnering with the U.S. Department of State and more than 25 countries to develop innovative monitoring and verification solutions for nuclear arms reductions
  • Building regional partnerships — initially in the Middle East and East Asia — to identifying, incentivizing, and implement an international nuclear fuel cycle approach that supports a reliable and economically sustainable commercial fuel market, while reinforcing key nonproliferation and nuclear security principles
  • Working with a network of fuel cycle experts generate new solutions for spent fuel waste management and address broader fuel cycle concerns in the United States and internationally.


Developing Spent Fuel Strategies

Developing Spent Fuel Strategies

To generate new solutions for spent fuel waste management and address broader fuel cycle concerns

Fuel Cycle of the Future

Fuel Cycle of the Future

Building a safer, more secure, and more proliferation-resistant nuclear fuel cycle

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