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Comparison of alternative waste management strategies for long-lived radioactive wastes

Objective

This proposal aims to set-up a thematic network for the evaluation and comparison of the alternative long-term strategies for the management of long-lived radioactive waste that have been considered in the EU member states and applicant countries. The focus would be strategies for the management of spent fuel intended for direct disposal, long-lived ILW and HLW generated from reprocessing and transmutation. Additional nuclear materials, e.g. U or Pu stocks, not currently classified as waste, would also be considered. Delegates from a cross-section of European countries, including applicant countries, would be brought together in a forum for discussion promoting the exchange of information and expertise.

National differences influencing strategy selection and the key drivers in the formulation of national policies would be reviewed, with the aim of reaching a common understanding of the differences in current strategies.

1. To provide information, on the major issues associated with a number of alternative waste management strategies for long-lived radioactive wastes, so that the key issues in a range of countries can be readily assimilated by policymakers, those that implement policy and members of the public.
2. To evaluate and compare alternative strategies for the management of long-lived radioactive wastes, taking into account regional differences.
3. To provide a forum for discussion and the transfer of information, enabling the participants from a cross-section of European countries, including applicant countries, to reach a common understanding of the rationale for existing and proposed waste management strategies.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.
Address
Chelford Road, Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cea/saclay
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS S.A.
Spain
Address
7,Emilio Vargas 7
28043 Madrid
GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH
Germany
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koeln
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Switzerland
Address
Hardstrasse 73
5430 Wettingen
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
Arnhem
POSIVA OY
Finland
Address
Töölönkatu 4
00100 Helsinki
SVENSK KAERNBRAENSLEHANTERING AB
Sweden
Address
Brahegatan 47
102 40 Stockholm
UNITED KINGDOM NIREX LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Curie Avenue
OX11 0RH Didcot,harwell,chilton
VUJE TRNAVA INC - ENGINEERING, DESIGN AND RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Slovakia
Address
Okruzna 5
918 64 Trnava