An Open Door for Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Export?

The International and EU Framework
  • Maria Rosaria Di Nucci
  • Ana María Isidoro Losada
Part of the Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection book series (EPKS)


Worldwide, the majority of countries with nuclear activities have – or plan to have – national legislative, regulatory, and organisational frameworks. There is an implicit ethical principle or even a common understanding that each country should be responsible for the safe disposal of its own spent fuel elements and radioactive waste. Due to safety and proliferation concerns, however the disposal of radioactive waste should not be considered a national matter. National frameworks and policies are designed in accordance with standards and guidelines set at, and agreed to at the international level. These are laid down in international agreements and conventions.


Member State International Atomic Energy Agency Radioactive Waste Nuclear Waste Council Directive 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Rosaria Di Nucci
    • 1
  • Ana María Isidoro Losada
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum für UmweltpolitikFU BerlinBerlinGermany

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