Turkey’s Future with Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste: Transport Safety and Security

By Dr. Nilsu Goren

Embarking on a nuclear energy journey, Turkey has to be prepared for ensuring the safe and secure transportation of nuclear and radioactive material on domestic and international air and sea routes. Transshipment safety and security covers the stages of importing nuclear fuel, transferring it to interim storage, shipping spent fuel and radioactive waste, and decommissioning the nuclear power plant. However, the terms of the additional agreement on nuclear fuel and waste have not been concluded in the May 2010 intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Russia and Turkey on the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, Mersin.

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