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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Route readiness elements in a large-scale spent nuclear fuel transportation system
The scale and duration of a national campaign to transport spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from commercial nuclear power plants around the United States would be unprecedented. A meticulous level of planning that considers many elements is needed to inspire public confidence and support.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Panels
Wednesday, June 16, 2021|12:00–1:45PM EDT
Steven P. Nesbit (LMNT Consulting)
Brett Rampal (Clean Air Task Force)
John Starkey (ANS)
The lack of progress with the back end of the fuel cycle in the United States has been a source of great frustration to most parties involved, including industry, regulators, and governments at all levels. With the Yucca Mountain project going nowhere, calls for "consent based siting" have re-emerged despite a lack of consensus on what it means in our system of government. Over the next few months, the Biden Administration is expected to put forward its proposals for a new approach. Private used fuel consolidated interim storage facilities are expected to receive licenses this year, but both face opposition from their host states. Alternative technologies to conventional direct disposal are part of the discussion again. Informed panelists representing important constituencies will offer their insights into how the country may be able to move forward again with an integrated approach to nuclear waste management.
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