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June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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NRC hearing gives information on X-energy, Dow project
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission hosted a public meeting earlier this month for community members to learn more about X-energy’s plans to build small modular reactors at a Dow Chemical plant on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
March 17, 2021|12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EDT)
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Radioactive waste is handled responsibly, safely, and securely around the world, though delays in taking the final step toward disposal of high-level wastes is still, generally, decades away. Important progress is being made in several countries, in particular Finland, Sweden, and France are moving forward towards the realization of such disposal facilities and countries like Belgium and Switzerland are following closely behind. Most other countries are trailing by more than two decades, as only generic designs for such disposal facilities are available, and the process towards the identification of a disposal site is yet to be started (or restarted).
This webinar provides an overview of the current progress and status of such disposal programs globally and the technical, socio-political, and regulatory timelines associated with such disposal facilities. The webinar also address the more recent considerations for a more integrated waste management policy seeking to optimize the overall management of all radioactive wastes requiring disposal.
John Kessler, J Kessler and Associates
Luc Van den Durpel, Nuclear-21
Rodney J. McCullum, Nuclear Energy Institute
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