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A comparison of the strategies for the management of radioactive waste is the subject of the project Compas (Comparison of Alternative Waste Management Strategies for Long-lived Radioactive Wastes).

The project addressed the policies and strategies for the management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and long-lived radioactive wastes, namely high-level waste from processing (HLW) and long-lived low and intermediate level waste (LL-LILW), that have been developed in many of the EU Member States, Switzerland and many of the applicant countries. The comparison reflects the status of the national strategies on 1 September 2003.L
%The report of the project addresses four aspects:
- the wastes to be managed and ways of changing their properties;
- the issues that have played a major role in influencing the strategies that have been adopted;
- generic strategies that have been adopted or are being considered;
- the issues that have been important in determining the acceptability of waste management options to stakeholders outside the nuclear industry and the main elements of the processes associated with option s that are being successfully implemented or are being proposed for the future.

Additional information

Authors: DUTTON M ET AL, NNC Ltd, Cheshire (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21021 EN (2004), 37 pp. + 1 CD-ROM Euro: 25
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21021-EN-S Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-4986-1
Record Number: 200417459 / Last updated on: 2004-04-05
Original language: en
Available languages: en