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Radioactive Waste Management, For a safe and sustainable use of nuclear energy

Funded under: FP6-EURATOM


A sustainable use of nuclear energy in the future will only be achieved if a more permanent and safe solution for the long-term management of spent fuel and high level radioactive wastes meets with public acceptance.
Deep geological disposal of these wastes is the preferred solution. Research for implementing disposal is being conducted in all countries with nuclear power. Chemical separation and transmutation of the most hazardous radionuclides from the waste could further increase the long-term safety of underground repositories. Disposal of the less hazardous low- and intermediate level radioactive waste at or near the surface is well established and implemented in several countries.

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