Andrew Newman PhD
Senior Director for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Activities
The inability of the vast majority of countries with nuclear energy programs to implement sustainable spent fuel disposal pathways raises security concerns and undercuts public and political acceptance for all nuclear activities. A new NTI report, A Step-by-Step Approach to Regional Spent Fuel Management Cooperation in the Pacific Rim, addresses the security and proliferation implications of accumulating spent fuel stockpiles, describes the benefits of regional cooperation, and lays out a three-step process to institutionalize and operationalize a research and development agenda for spent fuel management in the Pacific Rim.
Over the past five years, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has been working with waste management experts in the Pacific Rim to develop collaborative solutions to shared spent fuel management problems. This report contains the following:
Read the full report here.
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