Storage and Disposal of New Fuels

The NRC staff is actively seeking technical information, including fuel performance data, which will inform ongoing evaluations of the regulatory framework and guidance for the back-end of the fuel cycle.

For example, the staff released seven technical reports prepared for the NRC by the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analysis focusing on near-term advanced reactor fuel concepts such as TRISO and metal fuels (ML20184A143). These analyses evaluated unirradiated or fresh fuel transport, storage of spent fuel, irradiated or spent fuel transport, and disposal.