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Huizenga leads safety of spent fuel management, radioactive waste management meeting in Vienna

May 26, 2015

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NNSA BlogDavid Huizenga, NNSA’s Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, recently served as president of the Fifth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

The meeting brought together 61 joint convention contracting parties who reviewed national reports, discussed issues and conclusions during the culmination of a three-year peer review process. Huizenga said that previous improvements made to the review process increased the level of parties’ engagement in open and candid exchanges and the sharing of knowledge, intended to enhance the level of safety in radioactive waste and spent fuel management worldwide.

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