TH21 Advanced and Cutting-Edge Reprocessing Technologies for Spent Nuclear Fuel

Reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel has emerged as a potential solution for issues with the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. Extensive research is being conducted on the subject, and industry is expected to roll out specific reprocessing ventures in the near-term. This session primarily aims to highlight the technologies, design features, and processes being considered for implementation. It will also touch on the NRC's preparatory needs and the identification of unique challenges and issues associated with reprocessing.
 
SESSION CHAIR(S):
 
  • John McKirgan, Division Director, Division of Engineering, RES/NRC
 
SPEAKER(S):
 
  • Introductory Remarks
    John McKirgan, Division Director, Division of Engineering, RES/NRC
  • Reprocessing Efforts at ARPA-E
    Jenifer Shafer, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
  • Oklo Used Light Water Reactor and Advanced Reactor Fuel Recycling Program Implementation
    Ross Moore, Director, Regulatory Affairs, OKLO, Inc.
  • Closing the Cycle with Nucycle
    Edward McGinnis, Chief Executive Officer, Curio
  • Orano: Forward Looking Recycling Activities
    Marion Poupinel-Descambres, Strategy Director, Orano Recycling
  • NRC Regulatory Framework For Reprocessing Facilities
    Victoria Huckabay, Senior Project Manager, License Renewal Projects Branch, Division of New and Renewed Licenses, NRR/NRC
 
SESSION COORDINATOR(S):
 
  • Austin Young, Materials Engineer, Reactor Engineering Branch, Division of Engineering, RES/NRC e-mail: Austin.Young@nrc.gov

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