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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.

January 30, 2008
International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative: 2007 Annual Report

The International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (I-NERI) supports the National Energy Policy by pursuing international collaborations to conduct research that will advance the state of nuclear science and technology in the United States. I-NERI promotes bilateral and multilateral scientific and engineering research and development (R&D) with other nations.

June 8, 2007
Running Dry at the Power Plant

Securing sufficient supplies of fresh water for societal, industrial, and agricultural uses while protecting the natural environment is becoming increasingly difficult in many parts of the United States. Climate variability and change may exacerbate the situation through hotter weather and disrupted precipitation patterns that promote regional droughts. Achieving long- term water sustainability will require balancing competing needs effectively, managing water resources more holistically, and developing innovative approaches to water use and conserva- tion.

February 21, 2007
Meeting Minutes: February 20-21, 2007

Bennion Student Union
1784 Science Center Drive, Room 109
University Place
Idaho Falls, ID 83402 

January 30, 2007
International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative: Annual Report 2006

The International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (I‐NERI) supports the National Energy Policy by conducting research to advance the state of nuclear science and technology in the United States. I‐NERI sponsors innovative scientific and engineering research and development (R&D) in cooperation with participating countries. The research performed under the I‐NERI umbrella addresses key issues affecting the future of nuclear energy and its global deployment. A link to the program can be found at the NE website.

October 7, 2006
October 2006, Report of the ADVANCED NUCLEAR TRANSFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE of the NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) program is still evolving. Since our report of March 22, 2006 the DOE has sought to gauge industry interest in participation in the program from its very beginning. At the time the ANTT committee met, August 30- 31, 2006, responses had not yet been received from industry to the DOE’s request for Expressions of Interest. This report is based on the assumption that the program outlined recently, which does not include an Advanced Burner Test Reactor, is what will go forward.

April 12, 2006
A Review of the NGNP Project: February 2006

In 2002, the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy completed a technology roadmap project that provided an overall plan to the broad vision of enhancing the future role of nuclear energy systems in the United States and the world at large. This Technology Roadmap focused on the development of advanced nuclear systems, so-called Generation IV systems, which meet profram foals of improved safety and economics, as well as enhanced sustainability and minimization of the risks from proliferation.

March 22, 2006
March 2006, Report of the ADVANCED NUCLEAR TRANSFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE of the NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) marks a major change in the direction of the DOE’s nuclear energy R&D program. It is a coherent plan to test technologies that promise to markedly reduce the problem of nuclear waste treatment and to reduce the proliferation risk in a world with a greatly expanded nuclear power program. It brings the U.S. program into much closer alignment with that of the other major nuclear energy states.

January 30, 2006
International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative: Annual Report 2005

The International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (I‐NERI) supports the National Energy Policy by conducting research to advance the state of nuclear science and technology in the United States. I‐NERI sponsors innovative scientific and engineering research and development (R&D) in cooperation with participating countries. The research performed under the I‐NERI umbrella addresses the key issues affecting the future of nuclear energy and its global deployment.

September 18, 2005
Agreement between the Department of Energy of the United States of America and the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique of France

To amend Article 12.1 of the Agreement to read as follows:

"This Agreement shall enter into force upon the latter date of signature, shall remain in force for five (5) years, and subject to Article 12.3 shall be automatically renewed for additional five-year periods."

This Amendment shall enter into force upon signature by both Parties, with effect from September 18, 2005.

February 8, 2005
Implementing Arrangement Between the U.S. Department of Energy and the MInistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan Concerning Cooperation in the Field of Research and Development of Innovative Nuclear Energy Technologies

The objective of this implementing arrangement is to set forth detailed terms and conditions and to establish a framework for the Cooperation between the Parties for research and development of innovative nuclear energy technologies. The Parties shall conduct the Cooperation on the basis of the mutual benefit, equaliity and reciprocity.

November 2, 2004
An Evaluation of the Proliferation Resistant Characteristics of Light Water Reactor Fuel with the Potential for Recycle in the United States

The Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) of the Department of Energy has been formulated to perform research leading to advanced fuels and fuel cycles for advanced nuclear power systems. One of the objectives of AFCI is to determine if partitioning and transmutation of spent nuclear fuel will reduce the burden on the geologic repository. The AFCI program is periodically reviewed by the Advanced Nuclear Transmutation Technology (ANTT) subcommittee of the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee (NERAC).

November 1, 2004
Development of Materials for Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor

Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor (SCWR) was selected as one of the promising candidates in Generation IV reactors for its prominent advantages; those are the high thermal efficiency, the system simplification, the R&D cost minimization and the flexibility for core design. As the demand for advanced nuclear system increases, Japanese R&D project started in 1999 aiming to provide technical information essential to demonstration of SCPR technologies through three sub-themes of 1. Plant conceptual design, 2. Thermal-hydraulics, and 3. Material.

September 30, 2004
Report of the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee, Subcommittee on Nuclear Laboratory Requirements

As an element of its plans to return the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site in eastern Idaho to its historic mission of nuclear technology development, the DOE asked its Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee (NERAC) to establish a Subcommittee on Nuclear Laboratory Requirements. The Subcommittee was charged with identifying the “characteristics, capabilities, and attributes a world-class nuclear laboratory would possess”.

June 10, 2004
Implementing Arrangement Between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of Japan Concerning Cooperation in the Joint Nuclear Energy Research Initiative on Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Noting further that representatives of DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology and ANRE have identified common interests in innovative light water reactor technologies, including supercritical light water, innovative processing technologies of oxide fuel for light water reactor, and innovative fuel technologies using solvent extraction.