The Environmental and Ethical Basis of the Geological Disposal of Long-Lived Radioactive Waste


Collective Opinion of the Radioactive Waste Management Committee


As part of its continuing review of the general situation in the field of radioactive waste management, and with particular reference to the extensive discussions at the recent NEA Workshop on Environmental and Ethical Aspects of Radioactive Waste Disposal [1], the RWMC reassessed the basis for the geological disposal strategy from an environmental and ethical perspective at its Special Session in March 1995. In particular, the RWMC focussed its attention on fairness and equity considerations:

After a careful review of the environmental and ethical issues, as presented later and discussed in detail in the proceedings of the NEA Workshop, the members of the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Committee:

Keeping these considerations in mind, the Committee members:

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Foreword

The Environmental and Ethical Basis of the Geological Disposal of Long-lived Radioactive Waste

Collective Opinion of the Radioactive Waste Management Committee

Ethical and Environmental Considerations in the Long-term Management of Radioactive Wastes

    Ethical and Environmental Background to the Management of Waste

The Radioactive Waste Management Responsibility

The Geological Disposal Strategy for Radioactive Waste

References

Annexes

I: IAEA Safety Fundamentals:
The Principles of Radioactive Waste Management

II: Executive Summary of the Previous International
Collective Opinion on Safety Assessments

III: List of Members of the Radioactive Waste Management Committee

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