Mandate: WPFC mandate
Under the guidance of the Nuclear Science Committee, the Working Party will deal with scientific issues in various existing and advanced nuclear fuel cycles, including fuel cycle scenarios, physics, separation chemistry and flowsheets, waste forms, fuels and materials, and spallation target.
To provide the Member Countries with up-to-date information on and develop consensus regarding:
To liaise closely with other relevant NSC Working Parties and NEA Standing Technical Committees, especially the Nuclear Development Committee (NDC) and the Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC), to ensure the respective work programmes are complementary and to provide advice and support where required and undertake common work where appropriate. Particularly close working relationships will be maintained with the Working Party on scientific issues of Reactor Systems (WPRS) and Working Party on Multi-scale Modelling of Fuels and Structural Materials for Nuclear Systems (WPMM) as well as Generation IV International Forum.
To provide advice to the nuclear community on the developments needed to meet the requirements for implementing advanced long-term sustainable nuclear fuel cycles, including partitioning and transmutation.
Working Party meetings
NEA Information Exchange Meetings on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (IEM P&T) (in co-operation with the Nuclear Development Committee)
International Workshop on Technology and Components of the Accelerator-driven Systems (TCADS)
International Workshop on Structural Materials for Innovative Nuclear Systems (SMINS)
Increased Accident Tolerance of Fuels for LWRs (supported by the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations, CSNI)
International Workshop on Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators (HPPA) (completed)
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Last reviewed: 07 October 2015