Waste disposal principles

(Video in German only)

Switzerland has been utilising nuclear energy for electricity production for almost 50 years, but so far there is still no permanent and safe solution for the storage of the resulting radioactive waste. Most of the radioactive waste in Switzerland comes from the country's five nuclear power plants, though a certain amount is also produced in the medical, industrial and research sectors. A distinction is made between high-level (HLW) and low- and intermediate-level (L/ILW) radioactive waste. The combined total volume is around 100,000 cubic metres of material, around 90 percent of which is low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.

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Last modification 22.11.2017

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