The Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) was established by the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) in 2000 and serves as a platform for understanding stakeholder dialogue and discussi...
20 January 2022
NEA Expert Group on the Application of Robotics and Remote Systems in the Nuclear Back-end (EGRRS) discusses how to improve the regulatory framework for robotic and remote systems applications.
14 December 2021
THe Expert Group on a Holistic Process for Decision Making on Decommissioning and Management of Complex Sites (HDCS) continues to make progress with its forthcoming report to describe the scope of co...
13 December 2021
The Expert Group on Characterisation Methodology of Unconventional and Legacy Waste (EGCUL) was established under the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) and it ...
30 November 2021
Nearly 100 experts from the NEA Analysis of Information from Reactor Buildings and Containment Vessels of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (ARC-F) Project and the Preparatory Study on Fuel Deb...
3 August 2021
A new NEA report on Ensuring the Adequacy of Funding for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management was launched in an online expert roundtable on 18 June 2021, where the NEA presented analysis...
1 July 2021
The NEA has published a report that surveys the aftermath, lessons, and achievements in Japan and the global nuclear community in the decade since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident.
4 March 2021
The goal of EGCUL is to share state-of-the-art knowledge and experience in characterising a large amount of unknown waste derived from nuclear accidents and past nuclear activities.
18 January 2021
Adequacy of Funding Arrangements for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management (ADEQ)
14 December 2020
The CDLM assists member states ini holistically addressing challenges in the execution of decommissioning and legacy management through sharing experiences among members with a broad range of experti...
11 November 2020
Low-level and very low-level waste represent the vast majority of radioactive waste by volume from decommissioning activity at nuclear facilities around the world, but they are only a small fraction...
4 November 2020
Virtual Stakeholder Confidence Workshop on the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities in the United Kingdom, 16 September 2020.
9 October 2020
Brochure du Comité de la gestion des déchets radioactifs (RWMC) de l’AEN sur « La gestion des déchets radioactifs et le demantèlement à l’AEN ».
24 September 2020
18 September 2020
Spent Nuclear Fuel Pool. Photo: Cogema.
The NEA study on the “Adequacy of Funding Arrangements for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management” is a part of the Programme of Work of...
17 September 2020
5 August 2020
It refers to scientific and technical actions taken to address decommissioning technologies, research and development, as well as safety and environmental risk assessment
25 June 2020
Decommissioning activities are clearly set to increase internationally, giving rise to a sizeable market, growing in business and competition. Meanwhile, ongoing decommissioning work continue at a su...
16 June 2020
Based on the NEA's 1999 Rome workshop on the Regulatory Aspects of Decommissioning, and on the experience from the NEA's Co-operative Programme for the Exchange of Scientific and Technical Informatio...
8 June 2020
Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) flyer on Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning at the NEA.
8 April 2020
The International Co-operative Programme for the Exchange of Scientific and Technical Information Concerning Nuclear Installation Decommissioning Projects (CPD) is a joint undertaking of a limited nu...
3 April 2020
This NEST project led by JAEA/CLADS will be dedicated to advanced remote technology for decommissioning under intense gamma-ray radiation environments (e.g robotics, virtual reality).
A short program...
18 February 2020
Ad hoc meeting on the commonalities between and the specificities of decommissioning and legacy management, 13 December 2019
13 December 2019
Radioactive waste management is the safe treatment, storage and disposal of liquid, solid and gas discharge from nuclear industry operations with the goal of protecting people and the environment.
13 December 2019
The nuclear sector has in recent years been placing increasing attention on the need to better understand variations between cost estimates for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, as well as...
27 May 2019
The transition from an operating nuclear facility to the decommissioning phase is critical in the life cycle of every facility. A number of organisational and technical modifications are needed in or...
25 May 2018
International Expert Feedback (IEF) organized by the NEA at the request of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) to assess the sufficiency and applicability of the newly developed met...
2 February 2018
This report summarises the presentations and discussions held at the International Symposium on Preparation for Decommisssioning (PREDEC2016), held at the Lyon Convention Center, France, on 16-18 Feb...
13 October 2017
The cost estimation process of decommissioning nuclear facilities has continued to evolve in recent years, with a general trend towards demonstrating greater levels of detail in the estimate and more...
28 September 2017
Large quantities of materials arising from the decommissioning of nuclear facilities are non-radioactive per se. An additional significant share of materials is of very low-level or low-level radioac...
16 August 2017
Radiological characterisation is a key enabling activity for the planning and implementation of nuclear facility decommissioning. Effective characterisation allows the extent, location and nature of ...
11 February 2017
This Strategic Plan is intended to guide the NEA as it seeks to meet the evolving needs of member countries in the application and exploration of nuclear science and technology. The plan includes an ...
22 December 2016
The NEA Expert Group on Fukushima Waste Management and Decommissioning R&D (EGFWMD) was established in 2014 to offer advice to the authorities in Japan on the management of large quantities of on-sit...
2 December 2016
Decommissioning of both commercial and R&D nuclear facilities is expected to increase significantly in the coming years, and the largest of such industrial decommissioning projects could command cons...
18 August 2016
Nuclear sites around the world are being decommissioned and remedial actions are being undertaken to enable sites, or parts of sites, to be reused. Although such activities are relatively straightfor...
23 May 2016
Report findings are based on international expert responses to a questionnaire concerning radiological characterisation of materials and waste. Information obtained from this survey is accompanied by...
10 May 2016
The present document is a compilation of abstracts, papers, and presentations contributed to the International Symposium on Preparation of Decommissioning held in Lyon, France on 16-18 February 2016....
16 February 2016
Decommissioning of both commercially used and R&D nuclear facilities is expected to increase significantly in the coming years, and the largest of such industrial decommissioning projects could comma...
1 June 2015
In the post-closure phase of a deep geological repository for radioactive waste, significant quantities of gases may be generated from various sources. The most important gas generating process is an...
11 March 2015
In 2012, following a proposal from Japan, the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) decided to initiate a joint project to conduct a study of the accident progression for the Fukush...
1 March 2015
Peer reviews are a standard co-operative OECD working tool that offer member countries a framework to compare experiences and examine best practices in a host of areas. The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency...
8 December 2014
Decommissioning of nuclear facilities and related remedial actions are currently being undertaken around the world to enable sites or parts of sites to be reused for other purposes. Remediation has g...
18 August 2014
Nuclear decommissioning activities can greatly benefit from research and development (R&D) projects. This report examines applicable emergent technologies, current research efforts and innovation nee...
21 July 2014
This document is the summary record of the 7th meeting of the Decommissioning Cost Estimation Group (DCEG) held in Malmö, Sweden on 10-11 June 2014.
8 July 2014
This document is a compilation of the abstracts, presentations and papers contributed to the International Symposium on Recycling of Metals Arising from Operation and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facil...
10 April 2014
This document is the (second) provisional summary record of the 14th session of the Working Party on Decommissioning and Dismantling (WPDD), held at the NEA Offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France o...
19 March 2014
Prepared by the Nuclear Energy Agency’s (NEA’s) Working Party on Decommissioning and Dismantling (WPDD) in collaboration with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy (EC DG-ENER) and...
28 February 2014
This document is the provisional summary record of the 14th session of the Working Party on Decommissioning and Dismantling (WPDD), held at the NEA Offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France on 18-20 Novem...
11 February 2014
This document is the revised summary record of the 6th meeting of the Decommissioning Cost Estimation Group (DCEG), held in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France on 18-20 June 2013.
9 January 2014
This document is the summary record of the 6th meeting of the Decommissioning Cost Estimation Group (DCEG), held in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France on 18-20 June 2013.
9 December 2013
This document describes the manadate of the Task Group on Nuclear Site Restoration, namely, to provide the member countries with up-to-date information and to develop consensus regarding the strategi...
25 November 2013