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Finland in Front: The World’s Likely First Spent Fuel Repository Moves Toward Licensing
The year 2024 is shaping up to be a historic one for Posiva, the waste management organization owned by Finland’s two nuclear power plant utilities, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima. The company is looking to receive regulatory approval of its operating license for the Onkalo deep geological repository for high-level radioactive waste by the end of the year.
Arvind Sundaram, Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, Mohammad G. Abdo
Nuclear Technology | Volume 209 | Number 1 | January 2023 | Pages 37-52
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2102848
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Business analytics augmented by artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) have revolutionized the role of data in the modern world. In recent years, businesses have incorporated data into their decision-making process for better prediction, risk assessment, content creation, etc. While such businesses often seek to leverage the full use of their data through third-party AI/ML services, they are often hampered by the risks of data leaks, reverse engineering, stolen technology, etc., that often have disastrous consequences for businesses and their stakeholders alike. This is especially relevant to the nuclear industry where proprietors are reluctant to share nuclear data for fear of misuse despite their willingness to integrate the additional insight provided by AI/ML applications and remain competitive. Thus, there arises a need for data masking prior to its transmission that obfuscates proprietary information while preserving the information relevant for AI/ML applications. In order to meet the needs of industrial data that are significantly different from those of data warehouses, previous work proposed an efficient time and space-scalable data masking paradigm known as the deceptive infusion of data (DIOD) methodology. The present work expands upon this work by leveraging existing reverse-engineering capabilities to facilitate the decomposition of industrial data into its proprietary and AI/ML-relevant parts, referred to as fundamental and inference metadata, respectively. Both sets of metadata are further obfuscated in accordance with the DIOD methodology to create the DIOD rendition of the industrial data, which is rendered immune to reverse engineering by discarding proprietary information and preserving only AI/ML–relevant information. Additionally, constraints of the original DIOD paper are relaxed using mutual information by configuring the methodology to the target AI/ML application to unlock the full potential of the DIOD methodology. Since the present work focuses on the nuclear industry, data from a nuclear reactor is transformed into that from a nonlinear spring-mass system with different levels of data masking as required by the generic system and the target AI/ML application.