Waste Technology

The IAEA promotes and develops two important aspects on radioactive waste management: universally applicable safety regime through the development of safety standards and application of safe and proven technologies in radioactive waste management.

To manage radioactive waste resulting both from the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear applications, the IAEA's Waste Technology Section fosters technology transfer, promotes information exchange and cooperative research, as well as builds capacity in Member States by:

To adequately reflect and respond to the Member States’ needs, the IAEA Programme on Radioactive Waste Management is developed in consultations with Member States; the WATEC working group provides advice and recommendations on technical and technological aspects of radioactive waste management, decommissioning and environmental remediation.

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