TOMSK, Oct 17 – RIA Tomsk. Scientists of Tomsk
universities discussed the international experience in radioactive waste
management (RW) at a round table on analysis of international nuclear waste
management practices, which was held at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), the
university’s press service said on Thursday.
Earlier it was reported that the National Operator for
Radioactive Waste Management (NO RAO) plans to build in Seversk (a closed
satellite town of Tomsk) a radioactive waste disposal facility (RWDF), which
will receive waste of hazard classes III and IV from the activities of the
Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), is included in the fuel company of Rosatom
"TVEL") and other enterprises of the nuclear industry of Siberia.
"The regional round table devoted to the review
and analysis of international practices in the management of radioactive waste
and spent nuclear fuel was held the day before at TPU. <...>
(Participants) were able to get acquainted with the general practices of working
with radioactive waste and learn more about best practices of foreign
companies", – is said in the message.
It is noted that the participants of the round table –
are scientists of TPU, as well as Tomsk State University and Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics – discussed the practices
applied at the enterprises of France, Germany and Hungary, working with
radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.
"I visited the "Paks" Nuclear Power
Plant - the only operating nuclear power plant in Hungary. We studied the whole
cycle of work: we got acquainted with the station itself, the operation of the
reactors, and also visited the hazardous waste repositories of classes I, II,
III and IV. Practices with which we met – it’s a kind of positive example that
we can focus on", – the press service quotes the TPU professor Egor
Another roundtable participant, TPU professor Leonid
Rikhvanov, shared his impressions of working trips to Germany and France.
According to him, radioactive waste in these countries is stored in underground
structures at a depth of 465 to 850 meters. In addition, the professor noted
that the main thing that distinguishes European nuclear scientists – is their
active work with public opinion.
"We were able to get acquainted with a different
approach to this problem – all emerging issues are discussed at different
levels, work is being done with municipal enterprises, territories, and social
problems of the population are being simultaneously solved. For example, in a
project implemented in Germany, 1.5-2 thousand people are involved", –
Rikhvanov is quoted in the message.