Turkey’s Nuclear Power Plans and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options

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One of the ambiguities surrounding Turkey’s nuclear energy program is the country’s nuclear waste policy. Turkey has yet to adopt a strategy on how to deal with the issue of spent nuclear fuel which would be produced at the planned nuclear power plants in Akkuyu and Sinop. In the case of Akkuyu, it is anticipated that the spent fuel will be stored on-site for a period of time until being transferred to Russia and stored there. However, in the case of Sinop, while the possibility of shipping out spent fuel for reprocessing remains, residual irradiated waste will then have to be stored in Turkey. In the EDAM Discussion Paper authored by Çiğdem Bilezikçi Pekar, Turkey’s spent nuclear fuel options are articulated.

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