B3.6.1 Radioactive Waste Management (1997)

 

B3.6.1 The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (1997)

 

This was the first legal instrument to directly address spent fuel and radioactive waste management on a global scale. The Convention entered into force in 2001.

 

The objectives of this Convention are to

  • achieve and maintain safety worldwide in spent fuel and radioactive waste management through the enhancement of national measures and co-operation;
  • ensure that there are effective defences against potential hazards during all stages of spent fuel and radioactive waste management; and
  • prevent accidents with radiological consequences and to mitigate their consequences, should they occur.

 

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