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Spent nuclear fuel


DOE Unveils Next Steps for Nuclear Waste Consent-Based Siting Process

The Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated community outreach to facilitate consent-based siting, management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), and interim storage facility siting. The effort, outlined in a series…


Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five…


DOE Funds New Program to Recycle Used Nuclear Fuel, GE Conducting Innovative Related Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced this week that it would provide up to $48 million for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that could substantially reduce…


Sweden's Government Approves Construction of Spent Nuclear Fuel Repository 

Sweden’s government in late January gave radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) the green light to proceed with a deep geological repository (DGR) for spent nuclear fuel (SNF)…


DOE Revives Consent-Based Siting Process for Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal

Potentially jumpstarting long-paralyzed efforts to address the federal management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Nov. 30 issued a request for information (RFI) that…