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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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Korea

Nuclear Energy Agency

The information in this chapter is taken from the Korean second national report under the IAEA Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management and on the safety of radioactive waste management [44] and the presentation given at the IAEA review meeting to discuss submissions. Korea has 20 operating nuclear power plants (NPPs). Six further plants are now under construction and two additional units are planned. Korea has a national radioactive waste management policy created in 1998 and amended in 2004.

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