Radioactive Waste Management
In OECD/NEA Member Countries
The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) announces
the publication of an illustrated public information file presenting in
a standardised format descriptions of 17 NEA countries’ radioactive waste
management programmes. Each of the fact sheets composing this file includes
a brief overview of the nuclear energy programme in the country being
reviewed, a description of its radioactive waste management programme,
R&D work in this field, provisions regarding the long-term financing
of radioactive waste storage and disposal, transport, and a list of contact
points for further information. This file also includes a description
of the role of international co-operation in the field of radioactive
waste management under the aegis of the NEA, a summary of recent NEA findings
and "collective opinion" statements adopted by NEA Member countries.
This new publication will be a useful reference tool for those interested
in an up-to-date overview of the status of radioactive waste management
programmes in NEA countries. It can also provide additional support to
public information programmes, in particular those aimed at students and
visitors at nuclear power sites.
This newly published file contains information
on radioactive waste management programmes in the following countries:
Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United
Kingdom, United States.
News Media Contact:
RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES IN OECD/NEA
OECD, Paris 1998
FF 195, US$ 33, DM 58, £ 20, ¥
4150 Available from the OECD Publications Distributors.