Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee to host meetings on two consecutive Mondays in June; An Invited Technical Expert will discuss potential Spent Nuclear Fuel recycling options at each of these meetings.
Montpelier, VT – The Federal Nuclear Waste Policy (FNWP) Committee of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) will hold meetings on June 12th and June 19, 2023. Both meetings, which will be held on consecutive Mondays, will run from 12:00 Noon to 1:15 PM. As permitted by ACT 1 of the 2023 Vermont Legislature, these meetings will be conducted solely as webcasts with concurrent teleconferences.
The June 12th and June 19th FWNP Committee meetings will both discuss potential recycling and reprocessing options for spent nuclear fuel. Reprocessing nuclear fuel, a practice long essentially prohibited in the US, is being discussed again as the Department of Energy oversees various research projects in this area, reliance on foreign sources or uranium is reexamined, several existing light water reactors can use reprocessed fuel and some new reactor designs, if implemented, may require it. At the June 12th meeting, Dr. Sven Bader, Technical Consultant at Orano Federal Services, will discuss several spent fuel recycling options. At the June 19th meeting, Dr. Edwin Lyman, Director of Nuclear Power Safety at the Union of Concerned Scientists, will provide additional discussion on spent fuel reprocessing.