Waste Conditioning, Transport and Interim Storage (AZ)

The “Committee on Waste Conditioning, Transport and Interim Storage” (AZ) carries out consultations on general safety issues in connection with the conditioning of radioactive waste as well as the transport and interim storage of radioactive substances. As far as the topics are related to the dismantling of nuclear facilities, these are dealt with in close co-operation with the “Committee on Decommissioning” (ST).

Current topics are the waste streams from the reprocessing of fuel assemblies, the transport and interim storage of spent fuel and other radioactive substances. These comprise the packaging and the inventories (spent fuel assemblies, high-level and high-pressure compacted medium-level waste, etc.) well as the experience made with conditioning, transport and interim storage of these radioactive substances so far. Furthermore, the Committee deals with the preparatory work for the emplacement of radioactive waste in the Konrad repository mine.

Other topics are the safety requirements on facilities for radioactive waste management in national and international rules and regulations and the consideration of experiences and new findings from the operation of such facilities.