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Timing of High-level Waste Disposal

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This study identifies key factors influencing the timing of high-level waste (HLW) disposal and examines how social acceptability, technical soundness, environmental responsibility and economic feasibility impact on national strategies for HLW management and disposal. Based on case study analyses, it also presents the strategic approaches adopted in a number of national policies to address public concerns and civil society requirements regarding long-term stewardship of high-level radioactive waste. The findings and conclusions of the study confirm the importance of informing all stakeholders and involving them in the decision-making process in order to implement HLW disposal strategies successfully.

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Nuclear Energy Agency

Individual country reports were provided by members of the Expert Group representing Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan and Republic of Korea. In addition, five countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany and Japan) responded to additional questions specific to the issues considered in this report. The responses to these questions are shown in Appendix 4.

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