International Atomic Energy Agency

Strategy for the management and disposal of used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste lub Strengthening computer security in a nuclear world

The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s centre for cooperation in the nuclear field. It promotes sustainable, safe and peaceful use of nuclear technology. Though established independently, the Agency does report to both the UN General Assembly and Security Council. Through the multiple uses of nuclear science, the IAEA helps countries to tackle major development problems.With over 400 nuclear power reactors and thousands of radioactive sources being used worldwide in industry, the sustainable management of radioactive waste is one of the major issues for every nation. The disposal of used nuclear fuel is a big challenge for developed countries. Spent fuel is stored in steel-lined, concrete basins filled with water and canisters in nation’s nuclear power plants. Only several countries have undertaken consequential actions to establish a deep geological repository, hence the long-term storage is becoming a growing reality. The problem of geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste place a great responsibility on governments and Radioactive Waste Management Organisations. The waste must be thoroughly isolated and contained to protect the environment and humanity. During this year’s LodzMUN session, the strategy for safe radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel management will be discussed. As International Atomic Energy Agency, it is our responsibility to provide technical assistance and support the implementation of viable solutions.

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