A one-day conference with international experts has focused on the Euratom directive on management of spent fuel and radioactive waste (Council Directive 2011/70/Euratom) in Budapest on 15 December 2016.
The status of implementation in EU member states and whether this directive will „solve“ the issue of waste disposal have been analyzed.
To illustrate the effectiveness or non-effectiveness of this directive, national cases were observed. Hungary was an example of a country (not the only one) still considering the export of spent fuel to the Mayak facility in Russia.
This conference also provided up-to-date information on the situation at Mayak and the Hungarian plans for spent fuel from Paks I and Paks II.
A report of the conference and speakers presentations are available on the Joint Project Website.