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Implementing Geological Disposal technology Platform: Launch event

12 November 2009, Brussels

The Implementing Geological Disposal Technology Platform (IGD-TP) will be a scientific and technical forum to provide the necessary focus in the lead up to the operation of geological repositories for high-level nuclear waste in Europe, particularly in those Member States with the most advanced national programmes. These will not only be the first such facilities in Europe but also the first in the world. I am convinced that through this initiative, safe and responsible practices for the long-term management of hazardous radioactive waste can be disseminated to other Member States and even 3rd countries, thereby ensuring the greatest possible protection of all citizens and the environment both now and in the future.

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