U.S. National Report for the Seventh Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management
A Diplomatic Conference convened by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) on. Sept. 5, 1997. The Joint Convention was opened for signature at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria on Sept. 29, 1997 during the 41st session of the General Conference of the IAEA.
The Joint Convention was created to achieve a high level of nuclear safety worldwide. This is to be accomplished through international cooperation and the enhancement of the national safety measures of the participating Contracting Parties. This report updates the Sixth United States of America (US) National Report for the Joint Convention which was published in October 2017. This report satisfies the requirements of the Joint Convention for reporting on the status of safety at spent fuel and radioactive waste management facilities in the U.S and reflects development in the US through July 2020.