Joint Institute for Power and Nuclear Research – Sosny | Radioactive waste management

Joint Institute for Power and Nuclear Research – Sosny

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Radioactive waste management

The main practical tasks for the Republic of Belarus in the field of radioactive waste management and disposal are to finish radioactive waste disposal facility reconstruction and provide radio-ecological safety of this facility; to select a site and to build new radioactive waste disposal facility; to analyze the potential risk of disposal facilities in Lithuania and the Ukraine being built nearby the Belarusian border and to reduce radio-ecological risk for inhabitants.

The unique experimental-industrial facility for radioactive waste reprocessing is developed and placed in operation at the enterprise “Polesye” in collaboration with the Institute.

For the first time in Belarus the reprocessing and immobilization of liquid radioactive waste was performed and high level refinement from surface-active substances and salts was achieved.