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IAEA and Spanish National Organization of Radioactive Waste (ENRESA) to Cooperate on Radioactive Waste Management

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ENRESA signing ceremony

The signing ceremony for the Practical Arrangements agreement between the IAEA and ENRESA took place on 23 May 2018. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

A Practical Arrangements agreement was signed between the IAEA and the Spanish Radioactive Waste Management Organization (ENRESA) on 23 May. The agreement governs cooperation between the two organizations in the field of radioactive waste management and decommissioning. ENRESA, a not-for-profit public organization, has a long history of international cooperation.

Under the agreement, ENRESA will make available qualified experts for the implementation of IAEA activities, in the areas of radioactive waste management, decommissioning of nuclear installations, spent nuclear fuel management and environmental remediation.

ENRESA will also host capacity building activities, including training courses, scientific visits and fellowships within the framework of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme, or in collaboration with specific IAEA technical Departments. The arrangement will be of particular benefit to technical cooperation projects in the Latin American and Caribbean region due to the common language.

The Practical Arrangements agreement was signed by Juan Jose Zabala, President of ENRESA, represented by Mariano Navarro Santos, Director of Engineering, and by Cornel Feruta, Chief Coordinator, Director General's Office for Coordination, IAEA. The ceremony was attended by HE Ambassador Gonzalo de Salazar, and by the IAEA Departments (Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Safety and Security, and Technical Cooperation) involved in this cooperation.

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