Statement of Task
The objective of this study is to provide an analysis of the management of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in Russia and a scientific/technical assessment of the end points for this material, including options for both interim storage and permanent disposal. The study will
provide a clear description of the current status of efforts to manage the inventories of spent fuel and high-level waste, including a description of waste locations, volumes, and concentrations;
compare the status of efforts to manage this waste with efforts in the United States; and
provide a scientific/technical assessment of end-point options for interim storage or permanent disposal of this waste.
The study was requested and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.