Theme: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Building a Safe and Secure Future
- By Mark McFadden -
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold its fourth annual Fuel Cycle Information Exchange (FCIX) conference June 23-25 at the agency’s headquarters in Rockville, Md.The theme for this year’s FCIX is “The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Building a Safe and Secure Future.” Subjects to be addressed include preparing for domestic and international growth in the nuclear industry, improving regulatory oversight of fuel cycle facilities, enhancing security and safeguards measures, and developing a regulatory framework for the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. NRC Chairman Dale E. Klein will address the conference on June 24.The FCIX is sponsored by the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, which includes licensing, certification and inspection of nuclear facilities for uranium conversion and enrichment; and uranium/MOX fuel fabrication and processing. The conference provides an opportunity for NRC staff, industry representatives, licensees, certificate holders and other stakeholders to openly discuss regulatory issues of mutual interest, as they relate to the nuclear fuel cycle (with the exception of uranium recovery, reactor operations, and spent fuel transportation/disposal).
This year’s conference will be held in the NRC Auditorium in Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md. Due to space limitations and building security requirements, registration is required. Online registration will be available at this Web address: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/conference-symposia/fcix.html, which will be updated periodically with other information about the FCIX.
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