Conference Proceedings Paper
WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICIES FOR CANDU SPENT FUEL IN NIGERIA
13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel - 2016 Aug. 15-18
C. Nnodi (Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority)
Nigeria may decide to opt for the option of CANDU Nuclear power plant for the generation of her electricity. For every Nuclear Power Plant, the convention on the safety of spent fuel management, Safety of Radioactive Waste Management as well as the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material recommend that, there must be solid plan for waste management.Nigeria has signed and ratified these conventions and it is the objective of these conventions to ensure that a National Plan for the safe and sustainable Management of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel is developed, including minimization of the generation of radioactive waste during the design, operation and decommissioning stages of radioactive waste management facilities as well as ensure the physical protection and security of such facilities in order to prevent the unauthorized access of individual and removal of radioactive materials from them. This paper discusses, Nigeria Radioactive Waste Management Policy and Strategy, key Policy Statement, applicable legislation, Regulatory framework for safe and sustainable radioactive waste management in Nigeria.
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