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James R. Schlesinger Professor of the Practice of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy


The management of spent fuel from nuclear power plants has become a major policy issue for virtually every nuclear power program in the world. For the nuclear indus- try, finding sufficient capacity for storage and processing or disposal of spent fuel is essential if nuclear power plants are to be allowed to continue to operate. At the same time, the options chosen for spent fuel management can have a sub- stantial impact on the political controversies, proliferation risks, environmental hazards, and economic costs of the nuclear fuel cycle.


Bunn, Matthew, John P. Holdren, Allison Macfarlane, Susan E. Pickett, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tatsujiro Suzuki, and Jennifer Weeks. "Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel." Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University and University of Tokyo, June 2001.