Partnering for Long-Term Management of Radioactive Waste

Evolution and Current Practice in Thirteen Countries

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National radioactive waste management programmes are in various phases of siting facilities and rely on distinct technical approaches for different categories of waste. In all cases, it is necessary for institutional actors and the potential or actual host community to build a meaningful, workable relationship. Partnership approaches are effective in achieving a balance between the requirements of fair representation and competent participation. With host community support, they also help ensure the desirable combination of a licensable site and management concept as well as a balance between compensation, local control and development opportunities. This report provides up-to-date information on experience with local partnership arrangements in 13 countries. The characteristics, advantages and aims of community partnerships are also described in addition to the concept's evolution over the past decade.

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Czech Republic

Nuclear Energy Agency

The Czech Republic has two nuclear power plants (the Dukovany NPP with four WWER type nuclear reactors of 440 MWe, and the Temelín NPP with two WWER type reactors of 1 000 MWe). Dukovany units have been in operation since 1985; the commissioning of the first reactor unit at Temelín started in 2000. Both NPPs assume the extension of their lifetime to 40 years. Construction of a new nuclear generator (probably at the Temelín site) is often discussed and it has political support from most political parties.

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