This fact sheet gives an overview of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF). It discusses how SNF is safely and effectively managed in the United States, the potential innovative solutions for long-term disposal of SNF, and the characterization of SNF from advanced reactors.
This fact sheet gives the case for why we need advanced nuclear energy. It discusses the many benefits advanced nuclear energy has to offer and why we need them to meet our energy security and net-zero emissions goals.
This primer provides basic information on advanced reactors to help the public and stakeholders understand the promise of innovative nuclear technologies. Dozens are under development around the world; this primer focuses on those in the United States and Canada.
This document was originally released in September 2021. The document was last updated in March 2023.
This new publication follows NIA’s December 2021 report wherein NIA explored how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (and industry) can make advanced reactor licensing both more effective and more efficient while ensuring safety. In this new report, NIA provides recommendations on how the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), an independent advisory committee to the NRC, can be more effective and efficient in reviewing nuclear energy technologies. To read the recommendation only, please follow the link here.