• In May, India conducts what it describes as a “peaceful” nuclear explosion.
  • The USA moves to reinforce the non-proliferation regime and policy on nuclear exports,
    a process leading to review of nuclear fuel cycles from the standpoint of proliferation risks
    they may pose.
  • The IAEA begins studying the possibility of regional nuclear fuel cycle centres for reprocessing
    nuclear fuel and for waste management.
  • The IAEA inaugurates its Nuclear Safety Standards Programme (NUSS) to develop codes
    and guides that would be revised over time for nuclear power plant safety in design,
    construction, operation and other areas.

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nuclear fuel cycle.
animation of nuclear fuel cycle