Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Probably the most famous form of radioactive waste, spent fuel from nuclear reactors must be safely, responsibly and sustainably managed. Gary Dyck, IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy, explains basic facts about spent nuclear fuel - how they are generated, volumes produced and Agency activities in support of efforts to ensure safety and sustainability throughout the entire nuclear fuel cycle, 9 October 2013.
It is a widely held public misconception that disposal of radioactive waste is an unsolvable problem. Irena Mele, IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy, dispels this mistaken notion, clarifying existing solutions and describing IAEA activities to assist Member States in this area, 9 October 2013.
Tero Varjoranta, Director General, Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), describes challenges, milestones and future plans for safe management and disposal of radioactive waste and spent fuel in Finland, 15 August 2012.