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December 30, 2010
Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan

The primary objective of this report is to determine whether the existing Fuel Cycle Technologies (FCT) Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD) is sufficient for work to be performed in the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC), and where the existing QAPD is not sufficient, supply recommendations for changes to the QAPD to accommodate the UFDC. The FCT QAPD provides a sound and useable foundation for the implementation of QA for UFDC R&D activities, including the application of QA in a graded approach.

December 9, 2010
Meeting Materials: December 9, 2010

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel 
Monet 1&2, 2nd Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20024

December 9, 2010
Report of the Fuel Cycle Subcommittee of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

The Fuel Cycle Subcommittee (FCSC) of NEAC met in Washington, August 17- 19, 2010. DOE’s new science-based approach to all matters related to nuclear energy is being implemented. The general approach was outlined to NEAC in the briefing on the NE Roadmap. There are many new directions being considered, and this meeting of the FCSC was to brief the Subcommittee on new directions in nuclear energy that might go beyond our present 4.5% enriched LWRs.

December 1, 2010
Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's Transfer of Natural Uranium Hexaflouride During Calendar Years 2011, 2012 and 2013

A stuy of the potential impact of commerical markets of the Department of Energy's authoriziaton of uranium transfers to fund accelerated cleanup activities at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio

November 29, 2010
Used Fuel Disposition Campaign International Activities Implementation Plan

The management of used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste is required for any country using nuclear energy. This includes the storage, transportation, and disposal of low and intermediate level waste (LILW), used nuclear fuel (UNF), and high level waste (HLW). The Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Office of Fuel Cycle Technology (FCT), is responsible for conducting research and development pertaining to the management of these materials in the U.S.

August 26, 2010
Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee Facility Subcommittee visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The NEAC Facilities Subcommittee made a site visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on August 26, 2010. Subcommittee members included John Ahearne (Vice Chairman of NEAC and Facilities Subcommittee Chairman), Dana Christensen (ORNL), Thomas B. Cochran (Natural Resources Defense Council), Michael Corradini, (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Andrew Klein (Oregon State University). Tansel Selekler (Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy) accompanied the Subcommittee. 

July 29, 2010
NEET Workshop 2010

The Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies Workshop Report was held in Rockville, MD on July 29, 2010. DOE’s primary purposes in convening the NEET workshop were to:

  • Obtain stakeholder input on the crosscutting technology R&D needs to support NE’s R&D roadmap objectives.
  • Inform a possible solicitation for transformative, “out-of-the-box” solutions across the full range of nuclear energy technology issues.
July 1, 2010
July 2010, Status and Outlook for Nuclear Energy In the United States

The U.S. nuclear power industry continues to make pro- gress toward the construction of new nuclear power plants in the United States. Currently, 13 license applica- tions are under active review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for up to 22 new reactors. The De- partment of Energy has awarded conditional commit- ments for loan guarantees to the partners in the Vogtle project and is negotiating terms for loan guarantees with several new nuclear projects.

June 30, 2010
2014-2023 Ten-Year Site Plan

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Ten-Year Site Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 outlines the vision, strategy, and progress toward delivering and sustaining world-leading capabilities needed for the core mission of the laboratory - nuclear energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) and multi-program missions in energy security and national and homeland security.

May 12, 2010
Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee, Facility Subcommittee visit to Idaho National Laboratory

The Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee, Facility Subcommittee visited the Idaho National Laboratory on 19-20 May 2010 to tour the nuclear infrastructure and to discuss the INL plans for facility modernization as a dimension of the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) mission. This was there mission.

April 30, 2010
Next Generation Nuclear Plant: A Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project helps address the President’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing energy security. The NGNP project was formally established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), designated as Public Law 109-58, 42 USC 16021, to demonstrate the generation of electricity and/or hydrogen with a high-temperature nuclear energy source. The project is being executed in collaboration with industry, DOE national laboratories, and U.S. universities. The U.S.

April 29, 2010
Meeting Materials: April 29, 2010

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel
Monet 3, 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20024

January 10, 2010
International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative: 2009 Annual Report

The International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (I-NERI) is an international, research-oriented collaboration that supports advancement of nuclear science and technology in the United States and the world. I-NERI promotes bilateral scientific and engineering research and development (R&D) with other nations. Innovative research performed under the I-NERI umbrella addresses key issues affecting the future use of nuclear energy and its global deployment by improving cost performance, enhancing safety, and increasing proliferation resistance of future nuclear energy systems.

December 18, 2009
Meeting Materials: December 18, 2009

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza,
SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

June 9, 2009
Meeting Materials: June 9, 2009

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza,
SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

January 30, 2009
International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative: 2008 Annual Report

The International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (I-NERI) is an international, research-oriented initiative that supports the advancement of nuclear science and technology in the United States and the world. I-NERI promotes bilateral scientific and engineering research and development (R&D) with other nations. Innovative research performed under the I-NERI umbrella addresses key issues affecting the future use of nuclear energy and its global deployment by improving cost performance, enhancing safety, and increasing proliferation resistance of future nuclear energy systems.

December 31, 2008
Report on the Effect the Low Enriched Uranium Delivered Under the Highly Enriched Uranium Agreement Between the USA and the Russian Federation has on the Domestic Uranium Mining, Conversion, and Enrichment Industries and the Ops of the Gaseous Diffusion

The successful implementation of the HEU Agreement remains a high priority of the U.S. Government. The agreement also serves U.S. and Russian commercial interests. HEU Agreement deliveries are an important source of supply in meeting requirements for U.S. utility uranium, conversion, and enrichment. With higher and increasingly unstable market prices for uranium and declining uranium supply from secondary markets, HEU Agreement deliveries help to provide an adequate uranium supply at reasonable prices.

December 16, 2008
Excess Uranium Inventory Management Plan 2008

On March 11, 2008, Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman signed a policy statement1 on the management of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) excess uranium inventory (Policy Statement). This Policy Statement provides the framework within which DOE will make decisions concerning future use and disposition of this inventory.

November 12, 2008
Nuclear Energy: Policies and Technology for the 21st Century

The Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC) formed two subcommittees to develop a report for the new Administration: a Policy Subcommittee chartered to evaluate U.S. nuclear energy policy and a Technical Subcommittee to review facilities for nuclear energy programs. The two subcommittee reports follow this brief summary.1

September 23, 2008
Meeting Materials: September 23, 2008

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza,
SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

June 30, 2008
Disposition of DOE Excess Depleted Uranium, Natural Uranium, and Low-Enriched Uranium

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) owns and manages an inventory of depleted uranium (DU), natural uranium (NU), and low-enriched uranium (LEU) that is currently stored in large cylinders as depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6), natural uranium hexafluoride (NUF6), and low-enriched uranium hexafluoride (LEUF6) at the DOE Paducah site in western Kentucky (DOE Paducah) and the DOE Portsmouth site near Piketon in south-central Ohio (DOE Portsmouth)1.

June 24, 2008
Meeting Materials: June 24, 2008

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza,
SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

April 21, 2008
Meeting Materials: April 21, 2008

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport,
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

April 1, 2008
Materials Degradation in Light Water Reactors: Life After 60

Nuclear reactors present a very harsh environment for components service. Components within a reactor core must tolerate high temperature water, stress, vibration, and an intense neutron field. Degradation of materials in this environment can lead to reduced performance, and in some cases, sudden failure. A recent EPRI-led study interviewed 47 US nuclear utility executives to gauge perspectives on long-term operation of nuclear reactors. Nearly 90% indicated that extensions of reactor lifetimes to beyond 60 years were likely.