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Reporting Year 2012

Member States Waste Class Usage

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Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of

Korea, Republic of IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Korea, Republic of KOR
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
LILW0.0%90.0%10.0%0.0%
The Enforcement Decree of the AEA defines high-level radioactive waste (HLW) as radioactive waste with radioactivity concentration and heat generation over the limit value specified by the MEST. In strict, others than HLW belong to the LILW in accordance with the AEA.

Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Ukraine Ukraine
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
Mid-Active0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
Low-Active0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
High-Active0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Low-Active Radioactive Waste: For alpha emitters: 1E-1 - 1E+2 kBq/kg; Transuranic: 0,1 kBq/kg; Other alpha emitters: 1 kBq/kg; For beta, gamma emitters: 1E+1 - 1E+4 kBq/kg. Mid-Active Radioactive Waste: For alpha emitters: 1E+5 - 1E+8 kBq/kg; Transuranic: 0,1 kBq/kg; Other alpha emitters: 1 kBq/kg; For beta, gamma emitters: 1E+3 - 1E+6 kBq/kg. High-Active Radioactive Waste: Thermal power above about 2 kW/m3.

Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenia IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix

Ireland Ireland

Ireland IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix

Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Switzerland NEA-SD
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Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
MD0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
MDLC0.0%89.0%11.0%0.0%
Classification scheme used by IAEA to report on Swiss waste disposed of by OECD/NEA sea dumping campaigns in the Atlantic Ocean between 1969 and 1982 (IAEA-TECDOC-1105 [August 1999], Annex A.11).
Switzerland KEV 2004
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Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
SMA15.9%83.8%0.3%0.0%
ATA0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HAA0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
SMA ybc0.8%98.4%0.8%0.0%
ATA ybc0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Generic, disposal-oriented waste classification scheme as defined in Article 51 of the Swiss Nuclear Energy Ordinance (KEV) dated 2004-12-10.

Mexico Mexico

Mexico IAEA Def.
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Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Mexico NOM-4-NUCL
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Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
NB A100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
NB B0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
NB C0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
INTERMEDIO0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
ALTO NIVEL0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Mexican Official Norm NOM-004-NUCL-1994 Classification of Radioactive Waste

Belarus Belarus

Belarus IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Belarus ChernDW
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Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
DWT0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
DWI0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
DWT include low level waste resulting from clean up activity in the territory affected by the Chernobyl Accident DWI include low level waste resulting from decontamination of industrial (ventilation) equipment at Gomel enterprises.
Belarus InstWaste
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Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
Low active0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Medium active0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
High active0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
“Institutional waste” consists of waste generated in industry, science, medicine and another spheres of national economy.

Austria Austria

Austria IAEA Def.
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Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix

Turkey Turkey

Turkey IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Turkey National
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LILW-SL0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
LILW-LL0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Turkish National Classification Scheme for Radioactive Waste

Argentina Argentina

Argentina IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix

Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Indonesia National
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
LLW mainly for contaminated waste. ILW mainly for DSRS, activated and fission product from radioisotope production. HLW only for spent fuels.

Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgaria IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Bulgaria NPP
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
Solid-1&20.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Solid-30.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Liquid0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
The nuclear power plant has six classes of LILW-SL waste. Solid waste is categorized depending on the dose rate at 0.1 m from the waste's surface and the liquid waste is categorized according to the total activity concentration.
Bulgaria BGNatl
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
Category 2b0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Category 2a0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Category 30.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
high level waste with such a concentration of radionuclides that heat generation shall be considered during storage and disposal

France France

France IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
France M2
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
TFA100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
FMA-VC0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
FA-VL0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
MA-VL0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HA0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
M2 valid for all producers. In France, radioactive waste is divided into the following categories: TFA (very-low-level waste - VLLW); FMA-VC (low- and intermediate-level, short-lived waste - LILW-SL); FA-VL ( low-level, long-lived waste - LLW-LL); MA-VL (intermediate-level, long-lived waste - ILW-LL); HA (high-level waste - HLW)

Finland Finland

Finland IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Finland FIN_RADW
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
reactor waste0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
spent fuel0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Reactor wastes include solid and liquid waste arising from the controlled area of a nuclear power plant, see Comment #104. The portion of ILW is overestimated, especially what comes to disposed reactor waste.
Finland FIN_RADW2
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
LILW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
spent fuel0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Finland FIN_RADW3
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
small user waste0.0%90.0%10.0%0.0%

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech Republic IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Czech Republic cz-eu
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
TRW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
LILW-SL0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
LILW-LL0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The new waste classes scheme as showed below has to be ignored. Current waste classification is based on the IAEA Safety Guide 111-G-1.1: TRW - >Temporary waste, whose activity after 5 years storage does not exceed the clearance levels. LILW-SL > Low and intermediate-level waste-short-lived contains radionuclides with half-life shorter than 30 years LILW-LL -> Low and intermediate-level waste long-lived exceeds limits for LILW-SL HLW-> High-level waste waste for which heat generation from r

Canada Canada

Canada IAEA Def.
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
VLLW100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
The Agency's standard matrix
Canada Canadian
(automatic conversion)
Class NameVLLWLLWILWHLW
HLW0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
ILW0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
LLW0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Radioactive waste is grouped into four categories: high-level radioactive waste, intermediate-level radioactive waste (ILW), low-level radioactive waste (LLW), and uranium mine and mill waste. The % cited are a first order estimate and will be updated in a future submission. Please refer to the comment that is included for this matrix.
Data source: NEWMDB