Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Forming a New Approach in Germany

FSC Workshop Proceedings, Hitzacker and Hamburg, Germany, 5-8 October 2004

ISBN : 92-64-02439-5
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Germany is exploring a new approach towards the final management of its radioactive waste. This international workshop, held in Germany, attracted 65 participants from 13 countries. A little more than half of the participants were German stakeholders.

During the workshop invited speakers, representing different groups of stakeholders, commented on relevant aspects of the new German approach being proposed. This served as a basis for subsequent round-table discussions.

These proceedings provide a historical introduction to radioactive waste management in Germany, give a detailed summary of the workshop presentations and discussions that took place, and also provide the NEA Secretariat’s reflections which help place the main lessons of the workshop into a wider perspective. Five presentations – the three keynote papers and the two thematic reports – are also reproduced herein.