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Timing of High-level Waste Disposal
English, 132 pages, published: 05/15/2008
NEA#6244, ISBN: 978-92-64-04625-2
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/pubs/2008/6244-timing-waste-disposal.pdf

Other language(s):
- Français: Stockage définitif des déchets de haute activité : calendrier de mise en œuvre 
This study identifies key factors influencing the timing of high-level waste (HLW) disposal and examines how social acceptability, technical soundness, environmental responsibility and economic feasibility impact on national strategies for HLW management and disposal. Based on case study analyses, it also presents the strategic approaches adopted in a number of national policies to address public concerns and civil society requirements regarding long-term stewardship of high-level radioactive waste.

The findings and conclusions of the study confirm the importance of informing all stakeholders and involving them in the decision-making process in order to implement HLW disposal strategies successfully. This study will be of considerable interest to nuclear energy policy makers and analysts as well as to experts in the area of radioactive waste management and disposal.