United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W24  International Approaches to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management—Key Issues and Challenges

The focus will be on evaluating international approaches to low-level radioactive waste (LLW) management and comparing them with the approach in the United States.  The session will address waste classification schemes, waste disposal safety criteria, predisposal management, LLW generated from nuclear power plants and decommissioning, and LLW disposal options.  The session will include presentations by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff, EPA, a U.S. State, IAEA, and a representative from France.  The objective is to bring together experts actively involved in developing standards for LLW management, constructing LLW disposal facilities, and practicing LLW disposal.  Good practices and challenges to supporting national and international decisions on LLW management will be highlighted.

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SESSION COORDINATOR(S):

  • Gregory Suber, Branch Chief, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, NMSS/NRC tel: 301-415-8087, e-mail: Gregory.Suber@nrc.gov
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