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

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.

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Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors Learning from the Past, Enabling the Future Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Vienna, Austria, 24–28 June 2019 tab
Clickable map showing IAEA NE Series Publications (2019) tab
TECDOC-1878 (2019) page navigation
STI/PUB/1850 Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors page navigation
Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles (FR17) page navigation
Storing Spent Fuel until Transport to Reprocessing or Disposal page navigation
Behaviour of Spent Power Reactor Fuel during StorageIAEA-TECDOC-1862 tab
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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