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Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament, Report on the application of Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty, July 1994 to December 2003 {SEC(2005)343} COM(2005) 85 final

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Abstract

In its Resolution of 20 November 1980 on the siting of nuclear power stations in frontier regions, the European Parliament calls on the Commission to submit an annual report on the application of Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty.
This Article imposes the following obligation on Member States concerning radioactive waste:
Article 37
"Each Member State shall provide the Commission with such general data relating to any plan for the disposal of radioactive waste in whatever form as will make it possible to determine whether the implementation of such plan is liable to result in the radioactive contamination of the water, soil or airspace of another Member State. The Commission shall deliver its opinion within six months, after consulting the group of experts referred to in Article 31."
The decrease in the number of plans submitted by the Member States and, since 1986, the systematic publication of Commission opinions pursuant to Article 37 in the Official Journal, have lead to the interval between reports to the Parliament being changed.
This report summarises the current procedure taking account of the amendments introduced by the Commission Recommendation of 6 December 1999 on the application of Article 37.

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Record Number: 6854 / Last updated on: 2005-05-13
Category: COM DOCUMENT
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