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Final disposal facilities and plans in different countries

Short-lived low and intermediate level waste

Country

Final disposal site

Facility type

Period of operation

Finland

Olkiluoto NPP

Rock cavern

1992 -

Loviisa NPP

Rock cavern

1998 -

Sweden

Forsmark yvl

Rock cavern

1988 -

Norway

Himdalen

Rock cavern

1998 -

Germany

Asse

Salt mine

1967 - 1978

Morsleben

Rock cavern

1981 - 1999

France

Centre de la Manche

Shallow land burial

1969 - 1994

Centre de l’Aube

Near-surface concrete vaults

1992 -

Great Britain

Drigg

Maahanhautaus

1959 -

Spain

El Cabril

Near-surface concrete vaults

1992 -

The Czech RepublicDukovany

Near-surface concrete vaults

1995 -
SlovakiaMohovce

Near-surface concrete vaults

2000 -

Japan

Rokkasho

Near-surface concrete vaults

1992 -

USA

Beatty, Nevada

Shallow land burial

1962 - 1992

Barnwell, South-Carolina

Shallow land burial

1971 -

Hanford, Washington

Shallow land burial

1965 -

Long-lived low and intermediate level waste

Country

Final disposal site

Facility type

Commissioning target

Germany

Konrad

Deep repository in sedimentary rock

Open

USA

Carlsbad, New Mexico

Deep repository in salt formation

1998


High level waste

Country

Waste type

Disposal site / rock type

Commissioning target

Finland

snf.

Olkiluoto/
granite formation

2020

Sweden

snf.

Forsmark/ granite formation

2023

Germany

snf and hlw

Open

2030

Great Britain

hlw

Open

not before 2040

France

hlw

Open / clay or granite formation

2020

Japan

hlw

Open / granite or sediment formation

2030 - 2035

Canada

snf.

Open / granite formation

2025

USA

snf and hlw

Yucca Mountain / volcanic tuff formation

not  before 2017

snf = spent nuclear fuel
hlw = high-level reprocessing waste

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