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Norway, Kingdom of

Map Norway, Kingdom of


(Note: the following information was provided by the Country Coordinator for Norway)

Current policy issues in Norway concern finding a solution for spent nuclear fuel (SNF), long-lived waste (LILW-LL), and other wastes that cannot be disposed of in the Himdalen facility. A (new) centralised storage facility is currently under evaluation.

The Norwegian authorities are at present considering the overall future radioactive waste and spent fuel management policy. Important aspects are future needs for new nuclear facilities (i.e., storage and disposal capacities), optimal use of existing facilities, organisational structures, financing, and public acceptance.

Discussions have started to find a policy and strategy that will cover all waste arisings and to have an optimised system. Return (i.e., re-export) of Spent Sealed Radioatcive Sources (SRS) will be an important part of any strategy and will have an impact on the inventories of waste in Norway.


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*) Volume "as dispo" is an estimate of the final disposal gross volume of waste currently in interim storage. Note that if volume "as dispo" is not provided, it's assumed to be the same "as is".