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In May 2003, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Academies organized an international workshop in Moscow on the scientific issues relevant to the establishment and operation of an international spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Russia. Given the broad international interest in this topic, the academies organized a second international workshop on important issues that were not on the agenda or were not adequately discussed at the first workshop. These issues included international monitoring at the facility, transportation requirements, liability and insurance concerns, and status of Russian legislation and regulations that are important in locating and operating a facility. Relevant experience from Europe, the United States, and Asia was also considered in this 2005 workshop. This book contains the papers presented at the 2005 workshop sessions, as well as proceedings from the 2003 workshop. Together they provide an overview of the issues, and useful background for those organizations and individuals involved in further development of an international spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Russia.

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National Research Council. 2008. Setting the Stage for International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facilities: International Workshop Proceedings. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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128 pages |  6 x 9 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-11961-0
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Front Matter i-x
1 Welcoming Remarks--David N. McNelis 1-2
2 International Monitoring of Storage and Disposal Facilities: The Potential Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)--Bruno Pellaud* 3-10
3 Status of Liability and Insurance Laws for International Shipments of Spent Nuclear Fuel--Norbert Pelzer 11-20
4 Insurance and Liability in the Transport and Reception of Fuel for Storage in Russia--Nikolay S. Pronkin 21-27
5 Overview of National Laws in Relation to a Regional Repository: Legal and Other Nontechnical Aspects of Multinational Repositories--Christina Boutellier 28-40
6 Current Russian Legislation Regulating Procedures and Conditions for the Import of Foreign Spent Nuclear Fuel--Valery S. Bezzubtsev 41-55
7 The Importance of Storage and Disposal in Multinational Approaches to the Fuel Cycle--Charles McCombie and Neil Chapman 56-69
8 Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel in Japan--Kinichiro Kusunose 70-71
9 Methods for VVER-1000 Fuel Testing Under Dry Storage Conditions--Valentin B. Ivanov 72-74
10 U.S. Nuclear Power Industry Trends in Spent Fuel Management--John H. Kessler 75-82
11 Comments of Particular Interest During the Workshop Discussions--Glenn E. Schweitzer 83-85
12 Summary Remarks--David N. McNelis 86-91
13 Welcoming Remarks, October 3, 2005--Milton Levenson 92-92
14 On the Problem of Creating Regional International Storage Facilities for Spent Nuclear Fuel (Based on the Russian Example)--Nikolay P. Laverov 93-98
15 International Storage of Commercial Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste: Considerations for U.S. Approval to Ship Spent Fuel with U.S.-Origin Uranium to Russia for Storage and Disposal--Alex R. Burkart and Janet M. Gorn 99-108
Appendix A: Agenda: Workshop on Setting the Stage forInternational Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facilities 109-111
Appendix B: Agenda: Setting the Stage for International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facilities: An Update 112-112
Appendix C: Experience of Russian Companies in Transportation of Nuclear Materials--Valentin B. Ivanov 113-118

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