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Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

UK submits fifth report on the joint convention to IAEA

On the 10 October 2014 the UK submitted its fifth report on the Joint Convention to the International Atomic Energy Authority. ONR took the lead in the compilation of the report, working with government, other regulators, delivery bodies, and industry on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) behalf.

The UK report considers the Joint Convention's obligations and the UK's work to implement the 2012 recommendations, and other developments, since completion of the fourth reporting cycle in May 2012. The full UK report can now be seen on the government website at:

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, the first legal instrument to directly address these issues on a global scale. The Convention requires contracting parties to submit national reports and to attend periodic review meetings, reports of these meetings are listed below.

The objectives of the Joint Convention are:

Further information about the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management