Integrated Nuclear Fuel Cycle Information Systems

The INFCIS web site is designed as a "one stop" resource for technical and statistical information about nuclear fuel cycle activities worldwide, as reported to the IAEA. The system includes four databases and one computer simulation system published by the IAEA's Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section in the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Information System (NFCIS)

NFCIS covers civilian nuclear fuel cycle facilities around the world. It contains information on operational and non-operational, planned, and cancelled facilities. All stages of nuclear fuel cycle activities are covered, starting from uranium ore production to spent fuel storage facilities.

World Distribution of Uranium Deposits Database (UDEPO)

UDEPO covers uranium deposits around the world, drawing on reports to IAEA technical meetings and other sources. It includes classification of deposits, technical information about the deposits, detailed geological information about regions, districts and deposits.

World Thorium Deposits and Resources (ThDEPO)

ThDEPO covers thorium deposits around the world based on preliminary data as in IAEA (2013) World Thorium Occurrences, Deposits and Resources (under preparation). Details of individual deposits and occurrences are incomplete in many respects due to non-availability of data. More details will be included as they are made available in future.

Post Irradiation Examination Facilities Database (PIE)

PIE is derived from a catalogue of such facilities worldwide that the IAEA issued in the 1990s. It includes a complete survey of the main characteristics of hot cells and their PIE capabilities.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation System (NFCSS)

NFCSS is a scenario-based simulation system to estimate long-term nuclear fuel cycle material and service requirements as well as material arisings. The code uses simplified approaches to make estimation.

Minor Actinide Property Database (MADB)

MADB is a bibliographic database on physico-chemical properties of selected Minor Actinide compounds and alloys. The materials and properties are selected based on their importance in the advanced nuclear fuel cycle options.

Please note that data in INFCIS are mainly based on voluntary reports from IAEA Member States, as well as on sources of information published in the public domain. The scope of coverage is global in nature and includes existing and planned civilian facilities, as well as facilities that are reported as no longer operational. Please note that while the IAEA strives to complete the databases with the latest and most accurate information from reliable and authoritative sources, some records may be less than complete and not all countries have reported information. Data is being updated and expanded continuously. If you have authoritative information sources on any of the records of the databases, please contact the iNFCIS Program Officer.