Nuclear Waste Management
Nuclear Waste Management - What You Need To Know
One of WEC’s key messages is the need to keep all energy options open. The WEC 2005 – 2007 Business Plan identified the need to focus on key energy advocacy initiatives that are supported with balanced and factual information. Nuclear waste management is an issue at the forefront of the debate concerning the safety and security of the nuclear value chain.
Like all industries, the thermal generation of electricity produces wastes. Whatever fuel is used, these wastes must be managed in ways that safeguard quality of life and minimise their impact on the environment. Nuclear power is the only energy industry that, thanks to direct regulation, takes full responsibility for all its wastes, and factors this into the final product (electricity) price.
WEC aims to increase public awareness by providing clear and non-biased information on the state of nuclear waste management, particularly the new technologies present today that were not available during the construction phase of the majority of the current global nuclear power plants.