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Disposal of radioactive waste

The radioactive waste in Denmark stems from the decommissioning of nuclear research facilities at Risø National Laboratory and the use of nuclear radiation sources in research, industrial production and the health sector.

Denmark is currently looking for a solution to store and finally deposit its radioactive waste. The possibilities for long-term storage and final repository are up for scrutiny and discussion. The Danish Parliament will soon have to make a final decision in the matter, as the objective is to have finished the decommissioning of nuclear facilities of Risø National Laboratory by 2023.You can find further background information here:

Coordination and Communication with Stakeholders

The process towards presenting the Danish government with a revised basis for decision-making regarring radioactive waste involves many different stakeholders. They are organised in three groups with specific roles and responsibilities in the process:




Information in English

The background reports regarding the repository studies and the storage studies can be consulted here:

last modified Apr 19, 2017