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General Resources:

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies – Inventory

Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsSearch the publications on this website for great articles about spend nuclear fuel management.

International Atomic Energy Agency

U.S. Department of Energy

International Panel on Fissile Materials

World Nuclear Association

Public Information Service by The World Nuclear Association

The American Nuclear Society

Video Resources

Nuclear Basics. Discovery Channel. Retrieved 25 June 2012.

How are nuclear fission and nuclear fusion different? – Curiosity, Discovery Channel, retrieved 25 June 2012. (See video at the bottom of the page).

Tech: Measuring Nuclear Disasters. Discovery Channel News. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2012.

Focus Earth: Nuclear Power, Safer? Cleaner?, GreenPlanet.com, 09 October 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2012.

India: The Cost of Yellowcake, Frontline/World. Retrieved 25 June 2012. Investigate the uranium mines of India, which are threatening the health and lifestyles of native villagers living nearby. Explore video slideshows that analyze the benefits and dangers of nuclear energy.

APTN Investigates Nuclear Waste, APTN. January 6, 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.

Nuclear Waste Disposal. 23 December 2011. History Channel. Retrieved 25 June 2012.

Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO): Designing the Process for Selecting a Site.  2 July 2009. Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Retrieved 25 June 2012.

Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management – Interview with Irena Mele, IAEA. May 31, 2010. Short introduction video on radioactive waste and spent fuel management.

Webber, Dr. Michael E. What Happens to Spent Nuclear Fuel?, Energy, Technology, and Policy Course. University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering. Spring 2012. Student cartoon video about spent nuclear fuel that specifically relates to geological depositories.

Sullivan, Lee Patrick. What To Do With America’s Nuclear Waste?, YouTube video, Energy Now New. November 8, 2011.

 Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Interview with Philip Metcalf, IAEA. May 31, 2010. Introduces the 2012 International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors.

US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet, TheRealNews.com. March 27, 2011. Video about U.S. spent nuclear fuel after Fukushima.

Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis. Discovery Channel, retrieved 25 June 2012.


Classroom Activities & Interactive Modules

Dirty Bomb: Sources of Radiation, NOVA, PBS.org, retrieved 25 June, 2012

Nordic Sagas: Radioactive Reindeer, Scientific American Frontiers, PBS.org, retrieved 25 June 2012.

From First Alert to Missile Launch, NOVA, PBS.org, retrieved 25 June 2012.


Nuclear Energy

Hogue, Karen Nuclear Energy Overview”,  CNS. November 11, 2011. [7.7MB, .PPTX file] This PowerPoint presents an overview of the basic physics behind nuclear energy.

Glossary of Nuclear Terms by the American Nuclear Society, December 15, 2011.

Energy– Student Resources, Environmental Initiative at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Basic information about nuclear energy especially for students.

Energy, Tiki the Penguin, Kid’s Channel One World.net. Especially read the portion about nuclear waste.

Uranium Basics, Energy Kids, U.S. Energy Information Administration. The portion about nuclear waste is very informative.

Diesner-Kuepfer, A., IAEA Introduction to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, IAEA. May 31, 2010. This is a slide show describing the various stages of nuclear fuel cycle.

NFCIS Nuclear Fuel Cycle Information System, IAEA. 2011. The IAEA site provides description of the fuel cycle but also provides tabs with lists of facilities, statistics and country reports.

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Nuclear Safeguards Education Portal, Nuclear Security Sciences & Policy Institute. This site provides details about the Nuclear Fuel Cycle divided into an introduction, the front end, fuel irradiation & storage, and back end of the fuel cycle.

Pomper, Miles,“Nuclear Renaissance” Overview, CNS Washington DC Office, November 21, 2011.[4.0MB,.PPT file] This PowerPoint presents the history of the spread of nuclear energy, problems that have occurred due to the spread & problems that countries interested in nuclear energy face in acquiring it.

The Virtual Nuclear Tourist, January 18, 2012. The website provides a great overview on everything one needs to know about nuclear energy on a broad range of topics including nuclear fuel, power plant designs, nuclear terrorism, safety & security, Fukushima, etc.

Nuclear Energy Student Zone, U.S. Department of Energy. This website provides basic information about nuclear energy via games, science projects and fun facts.

Resources on Nuclear Energy for the High School Level, Argonne National Laboratory. March 16, 2012. This website provides links to other organizations’ pages regarding nuclear energy. Also provides resources in other languages (French, German, Spanish). (Click pictures at the bottom of the page.)

Nuclear Energy Learning Resources for Home and School, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. March 29, 2012. Discusses nuclear energy, radiation, security, decommission, and radioactive waste.

Nuclear Energy Guide, Council on Foreign Relations. Interactive guide exploring the past, present, and future of nuclear power.

Korean Nuclear Energy Podcast, The Global America Business Institute Website.

Nuclear Spent Fuel & Nuclear Waste Management

Nuclear Factoids, What is Nuclear?, University of Michigan.

What is Spent Nuclear Fuel?, Idaho National Laboratory, Battelle Energy Alliance. Basic overview of spent nuclear fuel.

What is nuclear waste?, What is Nuclear?, University of Michigan. Also see other articles and “what is nuclear..” from drop-down tabs.

Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management – Interview with Irena Mele, IAEA. May 31, 2010. Short introduction video on radioactive waste and spent fuel management.

Dalnoki-Veress, Dr. Ferenc, Nuclear Spent Fuel Management, CNS. November 25, 2011. [3.4MB, .PPTX file] This PowerPoint presents the basics about spend nuclear fuel and how it is handled/disposed.

Radioactive Waste, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. March 29, 2012. Information about types of nuclear waste.

The IAEA Online Information Resource for Radioactive Waste Management (NEWMDB), IAEA. The NEWMDB contains information on national radioactive waste management programs, radioactive waste inventories, radioactive waste disposal, relevant laws and regulations, waste management policies, and plans and activities.

Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Interview with Philip Metcalf, IAEA. May 31, 2010. Introduces the 2012 International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors.

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, IAEA. May 25, 2012.
History, documents and status of the Joint Convention.

Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet – Minimize Nuclear Waste, U.S. Dept. of Energy. February 6, 2006.

Processing of Used Nuclear Fuel, World Nuclear Association. May 2012.

Spent Fuel Reprocessing Options, IAEA, August 2008.

Used Fuel Management, World Nuclear Association.

Nuclear Waste Disposal, Nuclear Energy Institute. This website offers in depth details about nuclear waste disposal. Also see drop-down list on left which includes topics like recycling, storage, transportation, repository etc.

GEOSAF – International Project on Demonstrating the Safety of Geological Disposal, IAEA. April 11, 2012.
Information on geological disposal including background and methodology. Also see other Special Projects on drop-down list on left.

Bunn, Matthew, Steve Fetter, John Holdren, and Bob van der Zwaan. The Economics of Reprocessing vs. Direct Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel. Cambridge, Mass.: Report for Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, December 2003.

Hamal, Cliff W., Carey, Julie M. and Christopher L. Ring. Spent Nuclear Fuel Management: How centralized interim storage can expand options and reduce costs, Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, May 16, 2011.

Trend of Spent Fuel Management (SFM) in the World, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, IAEA. November 15, 2010.

LaTourrette, Tom, Thomas Light, Debra Knopman,and  James T. Bartis.  Managing Spent Nuclear Fuel: Strategy Alternatives and Policy Implications. RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA. 2010.


Regional/Case Studies


General 

Feiveson, Harold, Zia Mian, M.V. Ramana and Frank von Hippel. Managing Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors: Experience and Lessons from Around the World. International Panel on Fissile Material.  September 2011.

Feiveson ,Harold, Zia Mian, M. V. Ramana, and Frank von Hippel Managing nuclear spent fuel: Policy lessons from a 10-country study,  Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. June 27, 2011.

Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Interview with Gary Dyck, IAEA. May 31, 2011. Illustrates how states are dealing with spent fuel.

Sevcik, Margarita. Nuclear and Radiological Security Challenges: A Case of Eurasia. CNS. November 15, 2011. [512KB, .PPTX file]

Lieggi, Stephanie and Steven Anderle. Nuclear Safety and Security in East Asia. CNS. November 11, 2011. [ 1.6MB, .PPTX file]

Von Hippel, Frank, Plutonium, Proliferation and Radioactive-Waste Politics in East Asia,” Nonproliferation Policy Education Center Website, January 2011.


The United States: 

Squassoni , Sharon, Charles D. Ferguson, Clifford Singer, and Jack Spencer. U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Market-Based Solution, Center for Strategic and International Studies. May 25, 2011.

Yucca Mountain Archival Documents, U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Yucca Mountain Photos, U.S. Department of Energy. Pictures and descriptions about the facilities at Yucca Mountain and other related mechanisms of spent fuel disposal.

 Yucca Mountain Review Plan (NUREG-1804, Revision 2), Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, Division of Waste Management, U.S. NRC. July 2003. Information about the Review Plan for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Depository

Radioactive Waste Quick Links, U.S. NRC. March 29, 2012. Links to technical and specific information regarding nuclear waste in the U.S

U.S. Facility Locator, U.S. NRC. March 29, 2012.

U.S. National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program, Idaho National Laboratory.

U.S. National Laboratories:


China: 

Yun Zhou, China’s Spent Nuclear Fuel Management: Current Practices and Future Strategies,” Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland Working Paper, March 2011.

Yun Zhou, China’s Spent Fuel Management and Fuel Cycle Scenarios, The Belfer Center of International and Security Studies, Harvard University, March 2010.


France: 

Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing in France, Report of the International Panel on Fissile Material, April 2008.

 

Sweden: 

Final Repository for Spent Nuclear Fuel, Sweden, YouTube Video, SKYPlay. March 28, 2012. Describes Sweden’s new spent fuel repository in Forsmark.

 

Japan: 

What are the Implications of Fukushima for the Future of Nuclear Power?, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Omer Brown, Takuya Hattori, Charles Ferguson, and Toby Dalton, March 6, 2012

 

South Korea:

Spent Nuclear Fuel Issues in Korea, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, June 16, 2011

 

Nuclear Safety & Security

 General: 

Challenges in Nuclear and Radiological Security (Nuclear Terrorism), Presented by Miles Pomper, CNA Senior Research Associate, Washington DC Office, (Content Lecture 3) [3.0MB, .PPT file] This PowerPoint presents the issues surrounding the security of nuclear and radiological materials and facilities.

Pomper, Miles, Governance, International Management of Nuclear Safety and Security, CNS, Washington DC Office. November 2011. (Content Lecture 7) [143KB,.PPTX file] This PowerPoint presents an overview of the international regimes that regulate/maintain nuclear safety and security.

Dalnoki-Veress, Dr. Ferenc, Challenges in Nuclear Safety, CNS. November 2011. [56.5MB, .PDF file]

Nuclear Security Summit Resources, CNS. March 16, 2012.

 

Spent Nuclear Fuel Management

 Managing Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors: Experience and Lessons from Around the World, Report of the International Panel on Fissile Material, Edited by Harold Feiveson, Zia Mian, M.V. Ramana and Frank von Hippel, September 2011

Harold Feiveson, Zia Mian, M. V. Ramana, and Frank von Hippel, Managing nuclear spent fuel: Policy lessons from a 10-country study, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, June 27, 2011.

Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources, and supplementary Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources, IAEA. March 14, 2012.

Safety of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, IAEA. April 16, 2012.

 

Nuclear Terrorism & Spent Nuclear Fuel:

Harvard’s Matthew Bunn on Nuclear Terrorism: Enhancing Nuclear Security, MacArthur Foundation. April 3, 2012.

MacArthur’s Robert Gallucci on Nuclear Terrorism: Enhancing Nuclear Security, MacArthur Foundation. April 3, 2012.

Zhang, Hui, Radiological Terrorism: Sabotage of Spent Fuel Pools.” INESAP: International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation no. 22 (December 2003): 75-78.

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