Fund for financing the decommissioning of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant and the disposal of NEK radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel
Radnička cesta 47 HR-10000 Zagreb
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1. What is radioactive waste?

Radioactive waste is every material that is no longer usable, or cost-effective to use, and whose quantity of radioactive matter is higher than legally permitted. Radioactive matter is matter that contains atoms which decay spontaneously and in so doing emit radiation. The phenomenon of atoms...
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2. What are the types of radioactive waste?

Classification of radioactive waste depends on how long waste remains radioactive, share of radioactive material in the waste, and whether the waste generates heat. Internationally accepted categories are: very low level radioactive waste (VLLW) – contains negligible specific activity...
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3. How is spent nuclear fuel managed?

Phase 1 is storing the spent fuel in a boron water pool, to be cooled and to reduce its radioactivity. The fuel is kept in the pool inside a metal rack which keeps it in a vertical position and supports it. The natural circulation of the water cools it, and the pool is equipped with a special...
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4. Can high level radioactive waste be disposed together with low level radioactive waste?

Different technologies are used for the disposal of low level radioactive waste and high level radioactive waste (HLW), geological requirements of the terrain suitable for construction of these facilities are different, and therefore joint disposal of these types of radioactive waste is usually not...
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5. What is the difference between radioactive waste storage and repository?

The main difference is that radioactive waste (RW) storage is a facility in which waste is stored for a specific time (10-100 years) with active monitoring, after which time part of low and intermediate level radioactive waste (LILW) will become waste with a normal level of radiation (common...
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Contact

Fund for financing the decommissioning of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant and the disposal of NEK radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel

Heinzelova 70a
10000 Zagreb

Tel: +385(0)1 3090 700
Fax: +385(0)1 3090 710

MB:2341808
MBS:80645483
OIB 22388237533
RNO 0065013

E-mail: info@fond-nek.hr