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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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Spain

Nuclear Energy Agency

The radioactive waste management agency in Spain, ENRESA (Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos, S.A.), was set up by Royal Decree in 1984 to manage radioactive wastes generated in Spain and to dismantle the nuclear power plants. ENRESA is a state-owned corporation and is a non profit-making company whose shareholders are the Centre for Energy-Related, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT) and the State Industrial Holding Company (SEPI).

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