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National report for the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM

AuthorANVS
1-01-4-15-16.pdf
DateAugust 2018
Classification 1.01.4.15/16 (WASTE - DIRECTIVE 2011/70/EURATOM)
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National report for the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM
establishing a Community framework for the responsible
and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste 
The Netherlands, 2018
Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection

Summary
Article 14.1 of Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, establishing a community 
framework for the safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, requires 
Member States to report in a three-year cycle on how they have implemented the 
obligations of the Directive. This national report of the Kingdom of the 
Netherlands for the Directive shows how the Netherlands meets the obligations 
of each of the articles of the Directive and presents the progress in the last 
three years. The report is the second in its series and has been published in 
English only.
The Netherlands submitted its national programme on the management of 
radioactive waste and spent fuel to the Commission in June 20161. The present 
national report refers in various sections to the national programme as well 
as to the National Report of the Netherlands for the Sixth Review Meeting of 
the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety 
of Radioactive Waste Management (October 2017)2.
This second report has been drafted in line with the guidance provided by the 
European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) in their document ‘
Guidelines for Member States reporting on Article 14.1 of Council Directive 
2011/70/Euratom’. As a result, most of the content of the abovementioned 
National Report for the Joint Convention has been reused in this report.
National framework
The Netherlands has established and maintains a national legislative, 
regulatory and organisational framework (‘national framework’) for spent fuel 
and radioactive waste management, which is part of the framework for nuclear 
safety and radiation protection. The competent regulatory body (RB) for this 
framework is the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection 
(ANVS). The ANVS is independent in its regulatory activities on radiation 
protection, nuclear safety and security in the Netherlands, but the Minister 
of Infrastructure and Water Management is politically responsible for its 
functioning.