Interim Storage Facilities in Belgium: a general overview (Part I)

Steven Simons, Alain Sneyers

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    As laid-down by the royal decree of 16th October 1991, NIRAS/ONDRAF, the Belgian agency for radioactive waste and enriched fissile materials, is responsible for the radioactive waste management on Belgian territory. With the exception of the reprocessing of spent fuel, Belgium is self sufficient as far as treatment and conditioning of radioactive waste is concerned. Reprocessing of spent fuel is carried out by AREVA in France. This report contains a resume of the different installations that generate radioactive waste in Belgium, explains the waste classification system used by NIRAS/ONDRAF and relates it to the waste classification system proposed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. This report gives also a complete overview of the different processing and storage facilities for radioactive waste existing in Belgium. It The waste inventory data presented in this report are for the reporting year 2004 (situation on 31 December 2004) to IAEA. The information in this report has been updated with the information given in the joint convention report 2006, posted on the FANC website in December 2005.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages21
    StatePublished - Feb 2006

    Publication series

    NameSCK•CEN Reports
    PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie

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