Radioactive waste disposal in four words: “We do not know”. Nuclear waste will remain dangerous for more than 100,000 years – so what are countries and producers doing to deal with this problem? Passing the buck, apparently: so far, not a single facility to safely store spent nuclear fuel has been created in Europe, or the world for that matter.
Energy Transition 30th Oct 2018 read more »
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and an association of leading national waste management organizations have pledged to strengthen cooperation and coordination on the development of safe, effective and secure solutions for the disposal of high level radioactive waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel declared as waste. IAEA officials including Deputy Director General Mikhail Chudakov, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, and Deputy Director General Juan Carlos Lentijo, Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, met at the IAEA in Vienna earlier this month with a delegation from the International Association for Environmentally Safe Disposal of Radioactive Materials (EDRAM). The gathering provided an opportunity to discuss key issues related to implementing comprehensive national waste management strategies, including deep geological disposal (DGD) for HLW and spent nuclear fuel.
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