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The International Framework For Nuclear Energy Cooperation

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The next IFNEC Infrastructure Development Working Group Meeting (IDWG) will take place from 11-13 April 2023 at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the United States. Focused on the next generation of nuclear technologies, the meeting will feature discussions on the demonstrations, deployment, and regulation. Meeting participants will also attend a one-day tour to the advanced test reactor, t... more

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The IDWG meeting addressed the topic of export controls as an enabler of nuclear cooperation, and gathered experts from the US, China, Russia, UAE and Kenya as well as from the IAEA, the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Pillsbury. The NSCCEG meeting discussed best practices in developing safety culture, with presentations from the Chinese and French regulators, as well as from Rosatom with a focus on ... more

The Infrastructure Development Working Group co-Chairs, Alex Burkart and Zbigniew Kubacki chaired a workshop on "nuclear energy beyond electricity generation" which was held at the Ministry of Energy of Poland, in Warsaw. 

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Nuclear technology is today widely used to produce electricity without a negative impact on the environment. No harmful emissions, small footprints of nuclear power plants, re... more

IDWG Co-chairs John Mathieson of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Alex Burkart of the U.S. Department of State opened the workshop. With the advent of Gen III/III+ reactors, long established regulators face the challenge of evaluating enhanced safety features, including a higher degree of passive safety, and other new design features to deal with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accide... more

Joint Meeting of the Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG) and Nuclear Supplier and Customer Countries Engagement Group (NSCCEG)

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The IFNEC Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG) held its seventh meeting on December 6, 2010, followed by a Resources and Gaps Workshop on human resource development on December 7. Approximately 90 representatives from IFNEC participant and observer countries, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Generation IV International forum, international organizations, research institution... more

The IFNEC Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG) and Reliable Nuclear Fuel Services Working Group (RNFS) held both separate and joint meetings on April 19-20, in Paris, France. Representatives from IFNEC participant and observer countries, and the International Atomic Energy Agency, research institutions, business and academia attended the meeting.  Topics addressed included:  reliable n... more

The IFNEC Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG) held its fifth meeting on October 31, 2011, in Vienna, Austria.  Topics discussed during the meeting included various countries’ responses to the Fukushima incident, IAEA assistance and involvement in infrastructure development, human resource development, radioactive waste management and stakeholder communications and outreach.  The works... more

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