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10 Nov 2017

Belarus preparing strategy for management of spent fuel from nuclear power plant

MINSK, 10 November (BelTA ) - Belarus is preparing a strategy for the management of the spent fuel arising from the nuclear power plant, reads the national report on the implementation of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, BelTA has learned.

It contains a summary of the actions taken in the country to implement the recommendations issued following the fifth national report.

Belarus continues to work to improve the legal framework in the field of management of radioactive waste and spent fuel and to bring it in line with the IAEA governing documents, taking into account the recommendations issued following the IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission in 2016. Work is underway to introduce changes and additions to the law on radiation safety of the population. The country has developed and approved the technical normative legal acts establishing requirements for safe management of radioactive waste.

The strategy for the management of radioactive waste from the Belarusian nuclear power plant was approved in 2015. Work is underway on the preparation of the strategy for the management of spent nuclear fuel and on the strategy to handle radioactive waste from all areas of economic activity.

 

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