Conference to address radioactive waste management

March 5, 2004

Brussels, 04 Mar 2004

A conference on radioactive waste management, organised by the European Commission, will take place in Luxembourg from 29 March until 1 April.

While nuclear energy currently provides about 35 per cent of the European Union's electrical needs, the management of radioactive waste from the nuclear fuel cycle remains a key issue for the continued and future use of nuclear power.

The Euradwaste conference will address:
- European Commission policy The proposed directive on spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, related research policy, setting-up of Joint Undertakings and networks for coordinating and integrating research activities

- Socio-political aspects Governance and decision making, public perception and acceptance, stakeholder involvement, sustainability issues

- The Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) Repository and geological barrier performance, repository development, large scale experiments in underground research laboratories, developments in partitioning and transmutation, waste characterisation and corrosion studies.

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CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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