Waste Management

Germany / IAEA Calls For Improvements To Monitoring Of Waste Programme

By David Dalton
10 October 2019

IAEA Calls For Improvements To Monitoring Of Waste Programme
The former iron ore mine at Konrad, where a new disposal facility for low- and intermediate-level waste is being constructed. Photo courtesy BGE.
Germany is safely managing its radioactive waste and spent fuel but should improve the monitoring of the implementation of its radioactive waste and spent fuel management programme and update cost estimates for removing legacy waste from the Asse II mine, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

An Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team from the Vienna-based agency also said Germany could improve transparency in some reporting and regulatory processes.

The team, which concluded a two-week mission to Germany on 4 October, said Germany has a mature legal and regulatory framework for the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management.

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