Management of High-Level Wastes in the Republic of China

by John H. C. Wang, Radwaste Administration/Atomic, Energy Council, Taiwan,
Chao-Ming Tsai, Radwaste Administration/Atomic, Energy Council, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


Because of the importance of nuclear energy in the Republic of China, the management of associated radwastes, especially the high-level wastes (HLW), is indispensable for today's Taiwan. The newly announced Radwaste Management Policy provides an overall direction of radwaste management for the HLW in the nation. Interim storage and repository are clearly specified in the policy to protect the present society as well as the future generations. However, the unstable geology, limited land, and crowded population complicate the task of appropriately managing the HLW. To prepare an optimal solution, world-wide information of regulations is gathered and scrutinized to fit into local situation, and experts from both domestic and overseas are assembled to set up strategies and implementation plans. Various long-term HLW programs has already been launched. It is expected that the HLW management will be adequately resolved in the close cooperation of private and public sectors.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Waste management | Fuels | Nuclear power | Waste disposal | Geology | Laws and regulations | Licensure and certification | Asia | China | Taiwan

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