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In an earlier study, information was assembled on financing schemes for radioactive waste management in operation in 10 European Union countries and in Canada and the United States of America. The final report of that study was issued in October 1998 and published as EUR 18185.

The study has now been extended to encompass 10 of the EU applicant countries of central and eastern Europe and this report forms an annex to the earlier report.

There are wide variations between applicant countries, as there are between EU countries, in the scale of nuclear power generation and hence in the volumes of radioactive waste produced and the costs of managing them. In addition, however, there are major differences in the institutional arrangements and in the levels of development of financing arrangements for the radioactive waste management. These differences, and their implications, are discussed in Section 11.

The majority of information in this report was drawn from responses to a questionnaire identical to that used for the earlier study. For consistency with the main report, it is grouped for each country. ntry.

Additional information

Authors: UK Nirex Ltd, ;DBE, ;PricewaterhouseCoopers, ;Sofres Conseil, ;C & E, ;ANDRA, ;COVRA, ;Enresa, ;Ondra/NIRAS,
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18185 EN, (2000), 62pp.
Availability: Available from EUR-OP sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-8760-X
Record Number: 200011876 / Last updated on: 2000-03-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en