HOW MUCH RADIOACTIVE WASTE IS THERE IN THE WORLD?

On 2nd August, the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Blog carried a post that followed a recent meeting of technical experts in radioactive waste and spent fuel management at the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA).  In 2018, the IAEA produced the first Status and Trends report to provide a global overview of radioactive waste and spent fuel inventories, a summary of individual countries’ approaches to waste management, and a summary of global trends and challenges in radioactive waste and spent fuel management.  The UK is currently inputting into an updated report.  The majority of global waste is of low radioactivity, and the same is true in the UK, where over 90% of all waste is of low radioactivity.

https://nda.blog.gov.uk/2019/08/02/how-much-radioactive-waste-is-there-in-the-world/

The 2018 Status and Trends report is at –

https://www.iaea.org/publications/11173/status-and-trends-in-spent-fuel-and-radioactive-waste-management

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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