Wednesday, October 12, 2005

European Commission Unveils Waste Research Partnership

The European Commission announced today its plans to develop a public-private partnership that will bring together EU research work on radioactive waste under one umbrella. A joint undertaking is expected to be more cost-efficient than current nuclear waste research practices in Europe. The new framework should be in place at the end of the year:

Research activities will be divided into three main sections: evacuation techniques; separation and transmutation technology and transversal and socio-economic research. A supervisory body, comprising one representative from each member state and one from the Commission, will ensure that the information is circulated and effective political control, by the Council, of the development of the joint undertaking's activities.
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