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All Member States of the European Community with a nuclear power production programme are preparing for the disposal of radioactive waste produced in the nuclear fuel cycle and from the use of radionuclides in health care, research and industry. The situation of storage and planned, on-going - and already performed - disposal of radioactive waste in these States is first summarised. Suitable sites for disposal of radioactive waste of all categories exist in all Member States concerned. The general principles and international recommendations, and common principles, standards and requirements applicable to disposal in the European Community are presented, followed by a description of existing disposal facilities and of those which are in an advanced planning stage, and the implementation of basic criteria by national authorities. Finally, policies and strategies for long-term storage and disposal for definitively shut-down nuclear installations, and contributions to research in this field in the "Communities' Radioactive Waste Management Programme" are discussed.

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Authors: SCHALLER K H, CEC Bruxelles (BE);ORLOWSKI S, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Conference on the Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations, Bruxelles (BE), Oct. 24-27, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35070 ORA
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