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Welcome to the IAEA International Network on Spent Fuel Management - SFM

The spent fuel management (SFM) network is a forum for the sharing of practical experience and international developments on spent fuel management.

Its main objectives are to facilitate the efficient exchange of information, communication and cooperation amongst professionals working in the back end of the fuel cycle – from its removal   from a reactor core to its final disposition (i.e. SNF wet and dry storage, transportation, handling and retrieval, reprocessing and recycling, economics of the back-end of nuclear fuel cycle, damaged SNF management, stakeholder involvement, communication issues, etc.)

The establishment of the SFM Net is aimed at fostering safe, sustainable and efficient spent nuclear fuel management practices across all IAEA Member States.

For further information or questions please

TECDOC-1771 (2015)
Spent Fuel Performance Assessment and Research tab
TECDOC-1774 (2015)
Potential Interface Issues in Spent Fuel Management tab
STI/PUB/1661 (2015)
Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors tab
STI/PUB/1665 (2015)
Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Safe Technologies and Sustainable Scenarios (FR13) tab
TECDOC-1725 (2013)
Spent Fuel Storage Operation-Lessons Learned tab
STI/PUB/1503 (2012)
Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel tab


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 Current Highlights

     Events​ 2018
  • Second Research Coordination Meeting on Management of Severely Damaged Spent Fuel and Corium
    (05-09 November, Japan)