Andrew Newman PhD
Senior Director for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Activities
In August 2019, members of the Pacific Rim Spent Fuel
Management Partnership met in Suwon, Republic of Korea for the second working
group meeting of the year. This meeting brought together two working groups – (1)
Technical and Non-Technical Aspects of Siting, and (2) Long-Term Storage
and Transportation – to discuss work plans that had been drafted by the
working group co-chairs over the previous intersessional period, identify
projects of highest multinational interest, and discuss pathways forward for
working on those projects. Participants in each of the working groups
represented regional governments, waste management organizations, academic
institutions, and the broader nuclear waste management industry.
This meeting was coordinated by NTI’s Developing Spent Fuel
Strategies team in conjunction with Kyung Hee University (KHU), and included
tours of the Samsung Innovation Museum, Kyung Hee University’s on-campus
research reactor, and the campus of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
(KAERI) in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
Click here for a full meeting summary.