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Waste management

The management of spent fuel and radioactive waste is an important subject to be looked into with the objective "to encourage Member States and industry to swiftly implement adequate nuclear waste disposal facilities, in particular deep geological repositories for high level waste". Therefore, the objective of the Sub Working Group "Waste Management - WM" is to foster in the EU Member States the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, if regarded as waste.To this end it is providing guidance for the successful disposal of such waste while recognising that the current status in waste management varies notably between Member States and that different routes for successful waste management are available. The SWG also aims at providing views on legislative initiatives of the European Commission in the area of waste management. The objective of the SWG-WM is supported by the exchange of information and views on topical issues in waste management.